Climate Change Justice: The Challenge for Global Governance

20 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last revised: 20 Oct 2014

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Brooke A. Ackerly

Vanderbilt University

Michael P. Vandenbergh

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: December 10, 2008


Private equity offsets are a partial solution to the difficult justice issues raised on the global level by climate change. Equity offsets allow individuals to follow their moral intuitions about the global differences in carbon emissions and the impact of global warming on individual lives. An active equity offset market could precede a post-Kyoto international agreement for global emissions reductions and could enhance the prospects for the adoption of such an agreement.

Keywords: Climate change, justice, equity, global private governance, global public governance, international law

Suggested Citation

Ackerly, Brooke A. and Vandenbergh, Michael P., Climate Change Justice: The Challenge for Global Governance (December 10, 2008). Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-55, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (GIELR), Vol. 20, p. 553, 2008, Available at SSRN:

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