How should responsibility for adapting to climate change be distributed? Who should bear the costs of mitigating its imports and how should these costs be measured? Answers to these questions differ, often according to the vulnerability, wealth and level of industrial development of the country. Finding a fair solution is controversial, but crucial to the complex and vital negotiations over global warming. This volume examines equity concerns in climate change from a broad range of social science disciplines. It explores the policy dimensions and analytical needs of the negotiations process.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Fairness Concerns in Climate Change * Equity Issues and Integrated Assessment * Climate Change and Multiple Views of Fairness * Empirical and Ethical Arguments in Climate Change Impact Valuation and Aggregation * Applying Fairness Criteria to the Allocation of Climate Protection Burdens: An Economic Perspective * The Appropriateness of Economic Approaches to the Analysis of Burden-Sharing * Biases in Allocating Obligations for Climate Protection: Implications from Social Judgement Research in Psychology * Fairness and Local Environmental Concerns in Climate Policy * Justice, Equity ad Efficiency in Climate Change: A Developing Country Perspective * Justice in the Greenhouse: Perspectives from International Law * Equity In International Law * The Regulation of Greenhouse Gases: Does Fairness Matter? * Addresses of Lead Contributors * Index
Ferenc L Toth is project leader at the Department of Global Change and Social Systems at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK), Germany.