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Equity, Justice, and Security in Global Climate Governance, David Michel


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D. Michel (The Stimson Center, Washington, DC, United States of America), at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference, July 7-10 in Paris, France.

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Equity, Justice, and Security in Global Climate Governance, David Michel

  1. 1. Equity, Justice, and Security in Global Climate Governance: Recommendations of the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance David Michel Director, Environmental Security Program The Stimson Center Inequalities, Responsibilities and Equity in Global Climate Policy Parallel Session 4412 “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” 7-10 July 2015, Paris
  2. 2. Source: M. Burke et al, “Warming Increases the Risk of Civil War in Africa,” PNAS, 2009
  3. 3. Which Actions? Who Pays? Who Decides? Why Wait?
  4. 4. Global Innovations in Climate Governance Facilitate and strengthen linkages between the UNFCCC and other international regimes dealing with climate change Give subnational and non-state actors the opportunity to endorse climate rules more stringent than the UNFCCC process creates Establish an International Carbon Monitoring Entity Establish a Global Climate Research Registry and Climate Action Clearing House Establish a Climate Geoengineerig Advisory Board and Experiments Registry Engage the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and UNEP Environment Assembly on climate issues
  5. 5. Build Climate Consciousness into the work of other Key Global Entities Make global and regional trade more climate-sensitive Seek advisory opinions from the International Court of Justice in climate change disputes “Green” the G20
  6. 6. Climate Adaptation needs better defined objectives and more financial support Define one or more global climate adaptation goals and gauge their achievement in terms of measurable improvements in local human security Structure climate finance to increase net support to climate adaptation
  7. 7. Engage Private Enterprise on market-based incentives to reduce carbon emissions Negotiate carbon subsidy reduction targets Reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants Institutionalize financial climate risk reporting Establish a Green Technology Licensing Facility