Global environmental issues can include issues of social conflict (such as unequal distribution of risks and costs), questions of ecological integrity (e.g., the loss of biodiversity or disruption of commons systems), and problems that require international response because they have global causes or significance (the climate change debate is an example). For the most part, global environmental issues involve global ecological processes or values, and evoke responses in efforts of global governance. Although a great number of international environmental agreements have been created, only a relatively few directly concern global environments, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, stratospheric ozone protection.
CEEP is active in this field of inquiry and political contest in both its research agenda and specific projects, student research, and advocacy, and working with other institutions and community and NGO groups, notably in global climate change politics and policy.
Paris Agreement: A landmark climate change policy architecture reachedCEEP examines the Paris Agreement and the implementation work ahead.
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