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There is widespread agreement among many observers of international attempts to achieve a global solution to climate change that there is little hope of preventing dangerous climate change unless nations take their equity and justice obligations into account in establishing national responses to climate change. Yet, many nations continue to make national commitments under the UNFCCC as if national economic self-interest rather than ethical obligations is an adequate basis for determining national policies on climate. This site seeks to deepen consideration of ethics and justice issues by nations around the world when formulating national policy by studying how national debates and justifications for climate policies have expressly considered or ignored ethics and justice issues when formulating national climate policies. This is a joint project of Widener University School of Law’s Environmental Law Center and the School of Planning and Architecture, University of Auckland.

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