Climate change is an issue in which every human being on the planet is a potential stakeholder. Therefore, equity and ethical considerations have an important role to play in determining a climate change response strategy that will prevent the worst case scenario. In this context, the authors of this important new book attempt to provide a better understanding of the practical and analytical issues surrounding climate change negotiations.
Each of the chapters reflects on an issue linked to the concepts of ethics, equity and climate change such as economics, morality, politics, rights and law, philosophy, and atmospheric science. The authors, who come from a diverse range of national, disciplinary and sectoral backgrounds, advance pragmatic policy suggestions to enhance international negotiations on climate change and highlight the value of considering more humanistic aspects in the negotiation process.
Greenhouse gas emissions are widely considered to be the ultimate environmental externality and consequently an issue of great contemporary concern. This insightful and original treatment of the important issues will be welcomed by climate change negotiators, policymakers, and economic, environmental and social researchers. It will also be of interest to anyone who believes that the negotiation process may benefit from a more deep-rooted shift in social attitudes and beliefs.
Edited by Luiz Pinguelli-Rosa, Vice Director, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Mohan Munasinghe, ChairChairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo, and Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Geneva
Contents: Foreword 1. Ethics, Equity and Climate Change: An Overview 2. Equity, Responsibility and Climate Change 3. Equity and Climate Change 4. Analysing Ethics, Equity and Climate Change in the Sustainomics Trans-disciplinary Framework 5. Equity and the Clean Development Mechanism: Equity, Additionality, Supplementarity 6. Ethics, Equity and the Convention on Climate Change 7. The Ethics of International Emissions Trading Index