- Justice and the Convention on Biological Diversity [Abstract]
| Doris Schroeder, Thomas Pogge | 09/11/2009
By legislating for a system of justice-in-exchange covering nonhuman biological resources in preference to a free-for-all situation, the Convention on Biological Diversity provides a small step forward in redressing the distributive justice balance.
- Treaty Norms and Climate Change Mitigation [Full Text]
| Darrel Moellendorf | 09/11/2009
UNFCCC norms tightly constrain the range of acceptable agreements for the distribution of burdens to mitigate climate change, restricting us to two viable guiding principles: the equitable distribution of responsibilities and the right to development. Both principles place much heavier mitigation burdens on industrialized countries.
- The Right to Relocation: Disappearing Island Nations and Common Ownership of the Earth [Abstract]
| Mathias Risse
Risse is concerned with humanity's common ownership of the earth, which has implications for a range of global problems. In particular, it helps illuminate the moral claims to international aid of small island nations whose existence is threatened by global climate change--such as Kiribati.