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    On the concept of climate debt: its moral and political value
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (5): 667-685. 2012.
    A range of developing countries and international advocacy organizations have argued that wealthy countries, as a result of their greater historical contribution to human-induced climate change, owe a ?climate debt? to poor countries. Critics of this argument have claimed that it is incoherent or morally objectionable. In this essay we clarify the concept of climate debt and assess its value for conceptualizing responsibilities associated with global climate change and for guiding international …Read more
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    “If Equity's In, We're Out”: Scope for Fairness in the Next Global Climate Agreement
    with Steve Vanderheiden and Seumas Miller
    Ethics and International Affairs 26 (4): 423-443. 2012.
    At the United Nations climate change conference in 2011, parties decided to launch the “Durban Platform” to work towards a new long-term climate agreement. The decision was notable for the absence of any reference to “equity”, a prominent principle in all previous major climate agreements. Wealthy countries resisted the inclusion of equity on the grounds that the term had become too closely yoked to developing countries’ favored conception of equity. This conception, according to wealthy countri…Read more
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    The urgent need to address climate change poses a range of complex moral and practical concerns, not least because rising to the challenge will require cooperation among countries that differ greatly in their wealth, the extent of their contributions to the problem, and their vulnerability to environmental and economic shocks. This thesis by publication in the field of climate ethics aims to characterise a range of national responsibilities associated with acting on climate change (Part I), and …Read more
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    Democracy in the Anthropocene
    with Marit Hammond and John Dryzek
    Contemporary Political Theory 19 (1): 127-141. 2020.
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    Reconciling Ecological and Democratic Values: Recent Perspectives on Ecological Democracy
    with David Schlosberg and Karin Bäckstrand
    Environmental Values 28 (1): 1-8. 2019.
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    Introductory Note: Safeguarding Fairness in Global Climate Governance
    with Steve Vanderheiden
    Ethics and International Affairs 26 (4): 421-422. 2012.
    This note provides an introduction to a special section of this issue of Ethics and International Affairs on the topic of 'Safeguarding fairness in global climate governance'
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    The Politics of the Anthropocene
    with John S. Dryzek
    Oxford University Press. 2018.
    This is a book about how politics, government - and much else - needs to change in response to the transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene, the emerging epoch of human-induced instability in the Earth system and its life-support capacities.