Global Future of the Environment

Global Future of the Environment

November 3, 2016

The Global Challenge of Climate-Induced Migration

Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, spoke at Georgetown on October 17.

President Tong discussed how his home country can support "migration with dignity" to avoid relocation of residents as climate refugees. A key excerpt from his remarks is posted below.

This week we asked our bloggers what do climate change and recent international negotiations on the issue this mean for countries in different parts of the world, especially for those most vulnerable, like Kiribati?

Responses

Acknowledging the Effects of Climate Change

Acknowledging the Effects of Climate Change

Camille Gaskin-Reyes | November 10, 2016

Let’s Be Our Brother’s Keeper in Our Common Home

Let’s Be Our Brother’s Keeper in Our Common Home

François Pazisnewende Kaboré | November 10, 2016

Expanding Our Limited Imaginations

Expanding Our Limited Imaginations

Paulus Bambang Irawan | November 10, 2016

Climate Contributions and Responsibilities

Climate Contributions and Responsibilities

Randall Amster | November 10, 2016

Sovereignty, Migration, and the Environment

Sovereignty, Migration, and the Environment

Rene Micallef | November 10, 2016

Migration with Dignity: A Global Responsibility

Migration with Dignity: A Global Responsibility

Aaron Silberman | November 9, 2016


September 30, 2016

Climate Change and the Oceans: Challenges Ahead

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a conversation at the “Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Summit” in Gaston Hall on September 16. The event was parallel to the State Department's “Our Ocean” conference.

Secretary Kerry addressed the global community’s responsibility to preserve and nurture a healthy ocean, inaugurating Georgetown’s semester-long conversation on the environment (event description and video available). A key excerpt from his welcome remarks at the State Department's “Our Ocean” conference is posted below.

Georgetown faculty, students, and scholars around the world offer their responses to Secretary Kerry’s remarks. All are welcome to join the conversation using the commenting feature.

Responses

Climate Change and the Oceans: Challenges Ahead

Climate Change and the Oceans: Challenges Ahead

John Kerry | September 30, 2016

Fishermen, Fish, and the Tragedy of the Commons

Fishermen, Fish, and the Tragedy of the Commons

Paul Sullivan | September 30, 2016

Ocean Degradation as a Source of Conflict

Ocean Degradation as a Source of Conflict

Camille Gaskin-Reyes | September 29, 2016

Our Ocean, One Future, Our Common Home

Our Ocean, One Future, Our Common Home

François Pazisnewende Kaboré | September 29, 2016

A Global Commitment Grounded in Local Stories

A Global Commitment Grounded in Local Stories

Paulus Bambang Irawan | September 29, 2016

Saving Our Oceans, Saving Ourselves

Saving Our Oceans, Saving Ourselves

Randall Amster | September 29, 2016

Everything is Interconnected

Everything is Interconnected

René Micallef | September 29, 2016

Understanding our Oceans

Understanding our Oceans

Monica Mahal | September 28, 2016