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Equity & Climate Negotiations

Reflections on Operationalising EASD

A synthesis of the discussions held among 30 experts from a wide range of institutions and countries on conceptual approaches to operationalising equitable access to sustainable development (EASD) in the UNFCCC climate negotiations. The workshop was conceived as an informal space to seek better understanding of approaches to this highly politicised issue and thereby narrow […]

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Negotiating the 2015 Climate Agreement: Issues relating to Legal Form and Nature

Authors: Rajamani, L

This paper first identifies the instruments that will likely form part of the Paris package, and then explores the characteristic features of each of these instruments with a particular focus on their legal status and significance. In doing so, it will address the issue of ‘legal form’ of the core 2015 agreement.

Equity & Climate Negotiations, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 21, 2015  //  download PDF

Political-economy implications: Transferring the treatment of Hydroflourocarbons from the UNFCCC to the Montreal Protocol

Authors: Bhushan, C

There are many unanswered questions regarding the Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) phase-down under the Montreal Protocol beyond its legal implications. These must be discussed and debated before Montreal Protocol can be amended to control the production and consumption of HFCs. This paper discusses some of the political-economy related implications of the regulation of HFCs.

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What is Fair?

Authors: Compiled by Torres, M and Du Toit, M

The MAPS Programme has recently commissioned a series of papers to further explore the concept of equity and allocation processes within the UNFCCC climate negotiations. This brief synthesises and poses questions to these varying, sometimes provocative viewpoints to look forward to an agreement in Paris 2015.

Briefs, Equity & Climate Negotiations, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 5, 2014  //  download PDF

Equitable access to sustainable development: A paper by experts from BASIC countries

Authors: Winkler, H., Jayaraman, T., Pan, J., Santhiago de Oliveira, A., Zhang, Y., Sant, G., Domingos, G. M., Letete, T., Marquard, A, Raubenheimer, S.

The climate  negotiations are at a cross-roads. Negotiations seek to craft a shared visions for long-term cooperative action, including a long-term global goal for emissions reductions. Action is needed in two core areas- adaptation and mitigation. These in turn depend on the means of implementation – finance, technology and capacity-building. The ultimate objective of the […]

Books, Equity & Climate Negotiations, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 27, 2013  //  download PDF

Equitable access to sustainable development: relevance to negotiations and actions on climate change

Authors: Ngwadla, X

The effectiveness and stability of any agreement, especially as a basis for cooperation, largely depends on the perception of its fairness by the agreeing parties. It is for this reason that equity has received a lot of attention in the two decades of negotiations under the UNFCCC. This paper reflects on the basis and relevance […]

Equity & Climate Negotiations, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 8, 2013  //  download PDF

Equitable access to sustainable development: policy brief

Authors: Energy Research Centre

This brief outlines a range of principles and criteria to ensure equitable access to sustainable development in the face of global climate change. Based on work by experts from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) as a contribution to a broader debate, it proposes a reference framework based on science and fairness for […]

Briefs, Equity & Climate Negotiations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF