Justice of Climate Change Governance in the Changing World--Discussion Based on the North-South Relations

Qingyin Kong

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 105-113, Article No: e107038


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After the Cold War, especially after the 2008 financial crisis, the international system has undergone major structural changes, and the power in the international system is increasingly showing the trend of shift from the old powers to the emerging powers and from the national states to the civil society. With the rising strength of developing countries, facing the unfair distribution of responsibilities for climate change governance, developing countries must express a call and appeal of justice of climate change governance. Climate change governance has an intrinsic appeal for the value of justice, as it involves the distribution of responsibilities and the sharing of benefits. The current inequality in climate change governance is mainly reflected in the unequal distribution of climate responsibilities between the North and the South. To achieve the justice of climate change governance, the distribution of responsibilities for climate change governance must follow the principles of minimum, common but differentiated responsibilities and historical responsibility, and the sharing of benefits should follow the difference principle.


changing world, climate change, governance justice, North-South relations


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