Global Future of the Environment

Global Future of the Environment

September 9, 2016

The Challenge of Climate Change

Georgetown's Global Futures Initiative is convening a semester-long conversation around "The Global Future of the Environment." During the fall 2016 semester, leaders of international organizations will deliver lectures on campus. A diverse group of academics and practitioners will offer responses to key topics from each lecture on this blog. This week, Georgetown faculty and students address the many dimensions of the global climate change challenge, including scientific, technological, economic, social, political, and ethical factors.



Climate Change and Human Rights

Ali Arab | September 12, 2016


Why We Should Stop Calling Carbon Taxes “Regressive”

Arik Levinson, Grady Killeen | September 12, 2016


A Call to Action

Camille Gaskin-Reyes | September 12, 2016


The Push for a More Equal World

Dagomar Degroot | September 12, 2016


The Cultural Challenge Created by Climate Change

Dana Luciano | September 12, 2016


Our Voyage into Uncharted Waters

Edith Brown Weiss | September 12, 2016


A Philosophical Approach to Climate Change

Francisca Cho | September 12, 2016


The Political Challenges of Global Climate Change

George Shambaugh | September 12, 2016


Climate Change: A Growing Threat to Our Health

Lawrence Gostin | September 12, 2016


How Can We Ensure Collective Action?

Leslie Ries | September 12, 2016


The Need for Radical Transformation

Marwa Daoudy | September 12, 2016


Rebuilding Reason

Nathan Hensley | September 12, 2016


Beyond Global Warming: A Leap of Imagination

Patricia Vieira | September 12, 2016


Climate Change and Infectious Disease

Paul Roepe | September 12, 2016


The Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change

Paul Sullivan | September 12, 2016


Engaging a Younger Generation

Phil Hagan | September 12, 2016


Climate Change as a Function of Social Change

Randall Amster | September 12, 2016


Technological and Social Challenges

Robin Dillon-Merrill | September 12, 2016


The Most Important Dimension: You

Timothy Warren | September 12, 2016


Big Challenges Demand Political Will

Victoria Arroyo | September 12, 2016


The Importance of Holistic Approaches to Climate Change

Aaron Silberman, Sara Carioscia | September 9, 2016


Revolutionizing Clean Technology

Costanza Concetti | September 9, 2016


Climate Change: A Looming Threat

Daniela Fernandez | September 9, 2016

About the Blog

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, the Global Future's Initiative invited the Georgetown University community to address four critical global issues: development, governance, security, and the environment.

During the fall 2016 semester, the Global Futures blog tracked a number of high-level events centered on the future of the environment. A series of lectures were co-sponsored with the Walsh School of Foreign Service, which emphasized the environment as a strategic centennial theme over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Georgetown is home to a number of environment-related centers and programs in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown Law Center. Among these are the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the Center for the Environment, Georgetown Climate Center, and the Program on Science in the Public Interest.

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