Presentation on theme: "Multilateral Governance of Geoengineering Daniel Bodansky Arizona State University CEC14 August 20, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Multilateral Governance of Geoengineering Daniel Bodansky Arizona State University CEC14 August 20, 2014
Question: Is multilateral governance of climate engineering necessary for legitimacy? Each term raises complexities Multilateral Governance Legitimacy
Unilateralism vs. multilateralism Unilateral Multilateral Regional multilateralism OAS, OAU Functional multilateralism ATS Elite multilateralism Security Council G-8, G-20 Inclusive multilateralism UNGA Consultations Alliances
Governance Enforcement Implementation Approval / authorization Standard-setting Information NationalMultilateral Prohibition on use of force by states Security Council Military Staff Committee UNGA: Uniting for Peace Self-defense Just War Theory Procedural norms Humanitarian intervention
Legitimacy Legitimacy = Right to rule Normative legitimacy Institution has a right to rule, as a matter of normative theory Sociological legitimacy Institution is accepted as having a right to rule
Argument for legitimacy of multilateralism Argument: Decisions with global effects should be made by global institutions Input-based: more inclusive, greater voice Output-based: More equitable: take into account broader array of viewpoints Better balancing of risks and benefits: better information
Questions about legitimacy of multilateralism Questions What is moral status of states? What decision-making rule? Is multilateral decision-making likely to produce good decisions (i.e. decisions that reasonably balance risks and benefits)? Does a requirement of multilateral authorization = a prohibition on climate engineering?