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Climate negotiators should forget assigning historical responsibility and focus on research, standards and trade, CIGI report says

Friday, 31 January 2014
article
Climate negotiators should “forget about assigning guilt” and instead focus on international cooperation and measures that will reduce carbon emissions, according to a new CIGI report.

Hot Air, Guilt and Arbitration

Friday, 31 January 2014
publication
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) divides countries into two groups. “Annex 1” includes the rich industrialized countries as well as economies in transition.

Inside the Issues 4.15 | Climate Geoengineering

Thursday, 30 January 2014
video
This week, David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering.

Are we prepared for ‘Frankenplanet’?

Friday, 24 January 2014
blog
David Keith, a renowned author, professor and international commentator on climate geoengineering visited the CIGI campus to speak on, “A Case for Climate Geoengineering.” As the title suggested, Keith argued that a ‘technofix’ may be the most effective response to reducing climate change

The Case for Climate Geoengineering

Friday, 24 January 2014
video
Amid current concerns surrounding climate change, its effects and the human contribution thereto, David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering as a possible solution. In doing so, he also explores the underlying question: is it conservation ecology or hubris?

CIGI appoints international negotiation and conflict expert John Odell as Senior Fellow

Friday, 24 January 2014
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CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of international negotiation and conflict expert John Odell as Senior Fellow.

Kennedy School public policy expert to discuss risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering, in lecture at CIGI

Monday, 20 January 2014
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David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, will discuss climate geoengineering as a possible solution to environmental degradation, at the next Signature Lecture at CIGI.

We’re fracking to stand still

Friday, 20 December 2013
article
"Globally, fracking isn’t going to change the fundamentals of the planet’s worsening oil-supply crunch," writes CIGI Chair in Global Systems Thomas Homer-Dixon, questioning projections for energy derived from new hydrofracking technologies.

Climate Change, a Dead Horse and Realpolitik

Monday, 16 December 2013
publication
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiation process on climate finance has become the dead horse that climate negotiators will not stop flogging. Twenty years of effort has brought very limited action. Substantive results on dealing with the climate change problem could be achieved if the focus was on issues for which cooperation and collective action are possible.

The Public Life of Climate Change: The First 25 Years

Friday, 1 November 2013
video
In 1988 few serious commentators believed that the politics of climate change would be anything other than tortuous. Yet the assumption has remained through the period since that human-induced climate change is an important, urgent and discrete problem which at least in principle lends itself to policy solutions.