New Publication Discusses Interface of Resource Inequality and Global Economic Governance

A new, open access article I co-authored with Yixian Sun and Defne Gonenc is out in online first view for the journal International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics.

The article, which will eventually be part of a Special Issue harnessing the first decade of Earth System Governance (ESG) scholarship on issues of access and allocation, reviews the ESG literature to understand what we have learned (and what we still don’t know) about the impacts of the global economic system on resource inequality. In particular, the review shows that while ESG scholarship has begun to highlight the dynamics of unfair access and allocation deriving from the global economic system (e.g. direct impacts of trade and investment on environmental inequality and socioeconomic opportunities, indirect equity implications of environmentally motivated restrictions in international trade and investment regimes), critical questions remain about the identity of vulnerable groups and the potential pathways for more equitable sharing of benefits and burdens.

You can read the article here.

To cite the article: Gonenc, D., Piselli, D. & Sun, Y. The global economic system and access and allocation in earth system governance. Int Environ Agreements (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-020-09472-w

Book Review of ‘Governing Through Goals’

The latest issue of Transnational Environmental Law (Volume 6 – Issue 3 – November 2017) features my Book Review of ‘Governing Through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation‘, an interesting volume edited by Norichika Kanie (Senior Research Fellow at UNU-IAS) and Frank Biermann (Professor of Global Sustainability Governance at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development) which analyses the challenges and opportunities of goal-setting as a governance strategy.

The book, published by MIT Press, is available here.

You can read the review, written together with Prof. Riccardo Pavoni (Professor of International Law at the University of Siena), here.