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  •  CAN's master equity principles...a must read! (3+ / 0-)
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    if you read nothing else ...

       “The adequacy principle, which is an equity principle for the simple reason that climate catastrophe would be the ultimate injustice.  If any proposed regime is incapable of delivering an ambitious global mobilization (using 1.5°C and the survival of the most vulnerable as our benchmark) it simply cannot be accepted as equitable.
        The principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR/RC) remains key.  We badly need a common understanding of equitable effort sharing, one that reconciles the abstract principle of CBDR/RC with a concrete model of global differentiation that is adequate to the complexities of the emerging world system.  Such an approach, obviously, must give due account to both responsibility for the climate problem and the capability to act on it.
        The right to sustainable development.  This principle (and its reach beyond “poverty eradication”) is inevitably controversial, but, in truth, there will be no effective global ambition without it.  To be very clear, “equitable access to sustainable development” implies no right to unconstrained emissions; such a misinterpretation would conflict with the fundamental objective of the Convention (to protect the climate system).”

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