Payment for ‘ecosystem services’ and the ‘green economy’: green-washing or something new? (K. Wilkinson)

Author Kate Wilkinson Keywords ecofeminism, green economy, payment for ecosystem services, ecosystems, environment, capitalism, free market, economics, REDDES, REDD+, UNFCCC, ITTO, forests, natural resources, gender, participation Abstract Using an ecofeminist critical analysis, this paper examines the extent to which two forest-related ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) schemes maintain a mainstream anti-nature and exploitative conceptualization of […]

The Case for Enhancing Climate Change Negotiations with a Labor Rights Perspective (K.H. Regan)

Author Katherine H. Regan Keywords International Climate Change, Labor Rights, International Legal Framework, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, Human Rights Abstract This Note argues that to ensure an equitable and sustainable solution to climate change a labor rights perspective must be incorporated into the climate change debates. Part I summarizes the current international legal framework for climate […]

Right to Carbon or Right to Life: Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change (S. Kravchenko)

Author Svitlana Kravchenko Keywords International Environmental Law, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, ICJ, Human Rights, Global Warming, Access to Information, Public Participation Abstract Human rights form a central part of the thought system of many people in the world, including those in the United States. The enforcement of “rights” in the legal system does not, by itself, […]

Greening the Grid: Implementing Climate Change Policy Through Energy Efficiency… (T. Duane)

Author Timothy Duane (University of California) Keywords United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change policy, greenhouse gas, GHG, CO2, Climate Change Era, California, United States, Climate Change Abstract Climate change policy has crossed a tipping point over the past five years: there are now widespread calls for action on the problem after […]

Scales of governance and environmental justice for adaptation & mitigation of climate change (W. Adger)

Author W. Neil Adger Keywords Climate change; governance; UNFCCC; international co-ordination; sustainable development; risks; vulnerability; interdisciplinary development. Abstract Global climate change is a significant challenge to structures of governance at all temporal and spatial scales, particularly in the area of managing natural resources. Advances in understanding of the nature of observed and future climate change […]