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If Equity's In, We're Out: Scope for Fairness in the Next Global Climate Agreement

Pickering, Jonathan; Vanderheiden, Steve; Miller, Seumas


At the United Nations climate change conference in 2011, parties decided to launch the 'Durban Platform' to work towards a new long-term climate agreement. The decision was notable for the absence of any reference to 'equity,' a prominent principle in all previous major climate agreements. Wealthy countries resisted the inclusion of equity on the grounds that the term had become too closely yoked to developing countries' favored conception of equity. This conception, according to wealthy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Ethics and International Affairs
DOI: 10.1017/S0892679412000603


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