Carnegie Council Newsletter on Climate, September 2019

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“Ethical Markets welcome these efforts of the Carnegie Council on Ethics.  Regarding CO2 capture, we hope that they can add to the many methods of capturing ambient CO2, the shift to  saltwater agriculture using all the salt-loving food plats that thrive on saltwater, on desert lands in 22 countries, but are unknown to Western industrial chemical industrial monoculture agriculture, teetering on our planet’s 3% of freshwater.   See our Green Transition Scoreboard reports at .

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September 12, 2019

Dear Friend,

With Climate Week and the UN General Assembly starting in less than two weeks, we wanted to share a selection of recent Carnegie Council resources on climate change and environmental issues.

This has been one of our areas of focus over the past few years. We believe that climate change is a deeply ethical issue and it affects every realm of international relations. For more, check the Carnegie Council website.

In addition, the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) continues to focus on expanding the conversation around effective and inclusive governance for emerging climate technologies, in particular, for solar radiation modification and large-scale carbon dioxide removal. C2G is impartial regarding the research, testing, or potential use of any proposed technologies or interventions (these are choices for society to make). For the latest information on actions around the UNGA, please go to C2G’s website.

Carnegie Council will also be hosting an event on solar power on September 19, Solar Dominance + Citizen Action: Solving Climate Change By 2030.” Eban Goodstein, director of Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, will discuss new developments in solar technology and the role of the general public in helping to spread this form of renewable energy. Click here to register for this talk.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Chief of Staff Melissa Semeniuk.

Best wishes from all of us at Carnegie Council.

Podcasts (with transcripts)

The Climate Reality Project & Environmental Activism, with Brian Mateo

Ahead of the Climate Strike rallies on September 20, Bard College’s Brian Mateo discusses the Climate Reality Project, founded by Vice President Al Gore, and how it has informed his work regarding environmental activism and education. Why has Greta Thunberg’s Climate Strike been so successful? How can protests turn into concrete policies?

The Chennai Water Crisis, Governance, & Media Narratives, with Kavitha Rajagopalan

Chennai, one of India’s largest cities, is facing an ongoing water crisis due to drought and mismanagement. Senior Fellow Kavitha Rajagopalan explains how it got to this point and gives some important background on the city and the state of Tamil Nadu. Is climate change to blame? How does it connect to Indian politics and culture? And, beyond water trucks and desalination, how can Chennai solve this existential problem?

Global Ethics Weekly: Millennials, Climate Change, & Foreign Policy, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses the generational divide in U.S. politics in the context of foreign policy and the environment. What are the international implications of initiatives like the Green New Deal? What would an “America First” environmental policy look like? And what happens if the U.S. continues to take a backseat on this issue?