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Designing just institutions for

Designing just institutions for global climate governance

Workshop programme (ANU, 30 June -1 July 2011)


Day 1




A.      Introduction to workshop


Formal welcome: Steve Vanderheiden

Workshop overview: Jonathan Pickering

 Workshop overview

Speaker bios & abstracts

B.      Key challenges for global climate governance after Cancun

Chair: John Dryzek


Andrew Light (via videoconference): ‘Building on the building blocks: possibilities and pitfalls on the road to Durban’

Andrew Light Presentation Slides

Robyn Eckersley: ‘Moving forward in the climate negotiations: multilateralism or minilateralism?’

Robyn Eckersley Paper

C.      Fulfilling collective and individual responsibilities for addressing climate change – global institutional dimensions

Chair: Steve Gardiner


Steve Vanderheiden: ‘Individualising responsibility for climate change’


Peter Lawrence: ‘Human rights, future generations and climate change: new synergy or costly distraction?’

Peter Lawrence Presentation Slides

D.      Deliberation and participation in global climate governance

Chair: Robyn Eckersley


John Dryzek: ‘Deliberative democracy and global climate governance’


Panel on deliberation and participation in UN climate negotiations:

·         Ian Fry: The role of small island states in climate governance

·         Robert Owen-Jones: Civil society participation in the UNFCCC: developments under the Subsidiary Body on Implementation

·         Julie-Anne Richards: Civil society participation: an NGO perspective

·         Peter Drahos: ‘Business, networked governance and effective participation in climate negotiations’

 Peter Drahos Paper

E.       Public forum: ‘Just global climate governance: prospects for Durban and beyond’


Chair and moderator: Frank Jotzo



1.    Steve Gardiner: ‘Meeting the ethical challenges of global climate governance’

2.    Saleem ul Huq (pre-recorded presentation): Developing countries, adaptation and the future of climate policy

3.    Clare Walsh: The form of a future climate agreement – what role for the Kyoto Protocol?

4.    Paul Baer: The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework: how could it be put into action?

5.    Julie-Anne Richards: Fair sharing of the global mitigation challenge





Day 2




F.       Ambition and fairness in global mitigation

Chair: Steve Vanderheiden


Thomas Pogge [by videoconference]: ‘Stemming climate change and eradicating poverty: competing imperatives?’

Thomas Pogge Presentation Slides


Thomas Pogge Paper

Steve Gardiner: ‘Justice and past emissions’

Steve Gardiner Presentation Slides

G.     Ambition and fairness in global mitigation (cont’d)

Chair: Andrew Macintosh


Paul Baer: The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework

Paul Baer Presentation Slides

Frank Jotzo: ‘Comparing national ambition to build confidence in a world of bottom-up climate policy’

Frank Jotzo Presentation Slides

Hayley Stevenson: ‘Democratic governance of technology development and transfer’


H.     Protecting those most vulnerable to climate change

Chair: Imran Ahmad


David Schlosberg: ‘Climate Justice, Vulnerability, and Adaptation: A Capabilities Approach’


Lorraine Elliott: ‘Climate displacement and human security’


I.        Climate change and development policy

Chair: Frank Jotzo


Panel on climate change and development policy:

·         Imran Ahmad: Linking climate and development as an integrated activity

·         Jonathan Pickering: ‘Characterising responsibilities to provide climate finance: institutional implications’

·         Matt Spannagle: Direct access to climate finance

·         Fitrian Ardiansyah: Reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD+)

Jonathan Pickering Presentation Slides

Matt Spannagle Presentation Slides

Fitrian Ardiansyah Paper


J.        Closing session


Concluding reflections: Steve Vanderheiden

Next steps: Jonathan Pickering