Workshop “Global Environmental Justice”


Together with Darrel Moellendorf from San Diego State University, the Global Norms team will host a workshop on global environmental justice on 26-27 April. The programme includes an opening lecture from Henry Shue (University of Oxford) on ‘Unconditional Responsibility for Climate Mitigation’, followed by twelve contributions that deal with questions of justice in relation to deforestation, the conservation of biological diversity, the protection of natural resources, and climate change. Participants will join us from Austria,  Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US. The lecture by Henry Shue (26 April, 9:00 a.m., Gästehaus Teerhof) will be open to the public; those interested in joining the talk are kindly asked to contact us at The full workshop programme is listed below.


Workshop Programme

Friday, 26 April 2013

9:00 a.m. – Opening Session

Keynote Address: Henry Shue (University of Oxford), Unconditional Responsibility for Climate Mitigation

10:45 a.m. – Global and Local Perspectives on Forest Conservation

Thomas Sikor (University of East Anglia), REDD+: Institutionalizing What Kind of Justice?

Kimberly R. Marion Suiseeya (Duke University), “Just Rhetoric?” Examining the Politics of Global Forest Governance from the Ground Up

2:00 p.m. – Justice and Carbon Emissions

Anja Karnein (Universität Frankfurt), Taking up the Slack when Other States Fail to Mitigate for Climate Change

Matthew Rendall (University of Nottingham), Carbon Leakage and the Argument from No Difference

4:30 p.m. – Conceptual Comparisons

Eleni Dellas (VU Amsterdam), Many Ways to Share a Pie: An Analysis of Fisheries Transferable Quota Schemes

Klara H. Stumpf (Leuphana University Lüneburg), Susanne Hanger (IIASA Vienna), and Igor Ferraz da Fonesca (University of Brasilia), Justice in Environmental Institutions: How Do Alternative Frameworks for Institutional Analysis Consider Ideas of Justice?

Saturday, 27 April 2013

9:00 a.m. – Technological Solutions to Climate Change

Lucy McAllister, Amanda Magee, and Benjamin Hale (University of Colorado at Boulder), Women, E-Waste, and Technical Solutions to Climate Change

Harald Stelzer (University of Graz and IASS Potsdam), The Imposition of Risks by Stratospheric Solar Radiation Management

11:30 a.m. – Use and Conservation of Biodiversity

Ina Lehmann (Universität Bremen), Who Gets What in the International Biodiversity Regime and Is This Just? Global Environment Facility Funding for the Conservation of Biodiversity

Bettina Schmietow and Lorenzo del Savio (University of Milan), Thinking Globally About Biodiversity Conservation: International Coordination and Cosmopolitan Obligations

3:00 p.m. – Guidance for Institutional Design

Chris Armstrong (University of Southampton), Sharing the Costs of Rainforest Protection

Steve Vanderheiden (University of Colorado at Boulder), Global Environmental Justice: Embedding Norms in Institutions

5:15 p.m. –  End of Workshop

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