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Covid, Climate Change: Is the World Ready for “Global Public Goods”?

Covid, Climate Change: Is the World Ready for “Global Public Goods”? 1061389 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061389New Labor ForumSweeney research-article2021 Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 85 –90 Covid, Climate Change: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Is the World Ready for sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061389 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061389 “Global Public Goods”? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sean Sweeney Keywords capitalism, climate change, global unions, green economy, international labor, neoliberalism Covid-19 has provided a stark reminder that must be seen as a global public good. We see today’s world is both scarred by grotesque lev- many examples of vaccine nationalism and els of inequality and populated by billions of vaccine hoarding in wealthier countries—as vulnerable people. However, it has also stimu- well as continued side deals with manufacturers lated renewed interest in “global public goods” that undermine access for all.” (GPGs) and how this foundational idea might be utilized to address a range of social crises, At the global level, a stable climate including climate change. would qualify [as a global public Global public goods is a nice phrase, but good], as would the means to what does it mean? The basic idea is simple: no achieve and sustain it. person can be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Covid, Climate Change: Is the World Ready for “Global Public Goods”?

New Labor Forum , Volume 31 (1): 6 – Jan 1, 2022

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1061389 NLFXXX10.1177/10957960211061389New Labor ForumSweeney research-article2021 Earth to Labor: Dispatches from the Climate Battleground New Labor Forum 2022, Vol. 31(1) 85 –90 Covid, Climate Change: Copyright © 2021, The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies Article reuse guidelines: Is the World Ready for sagepub.com/journals-permissions https://doi.org/10.1177/10957960211061389 DOI: 10.1177/10957960211061389 “Global Public Goods”? journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Sean Sweeney Keywords capitalism, climate change, global unions, green economy, international labor, neoliberalism Covid-19 has provided a stark reminder that must be seen as a global public good. We see today’s world is both scarred by grotesque lev- many examples of vaccine nationalism and els of inequality and populated by billions of vaccine hoarding in wealthier countries—as vulnerable people. However, it has also stimu- well as continued side deals with manufacturers lated renewed interest in “global public goods” that undermine access for all.” (GPGs) and how this foundational idea might be utilized to address a range of social crises, At the global level, a stable climate including climate change. would qualify [as a global public Global public goods is a nice phrase, but good], as would the means to what does it mean? The basic idea is simple: no achieve and sustain it. person can be

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Published: Jan 1, 2022

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