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1st Edition

Fair Weather
Equity concerns in climate change

Edited By

Ferenc L. Tóth

ISBN 9780415848619
Published July 22, 2015 by Routledge
228 Pages

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Book Description

Is a unique, cross-disciplinary assessment of fairness and equity issues in the context of global climate change - a crucial dimension in current international negotiations - written by a collection of leading scientists in economics, sociology and social psychology, ethics, international law and political science. How should responsibility for adapting to climate change be distributed? Who should bear the costs of mitigating its impacts 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 illuminating and accessible volume explores the policy dimensions and analytical needs of the negotiation process. It is essential reading for policy makers and students and teachers of economics, sociology and social psychology, ethics, international relations, law and political science. 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. CONTRIBUTORS H Asbjorn Aaheim Frank Biermann Samuel Fankhauser Carsten Helm Juliane Kokott Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer Volker Linneweber Elizabeth L Malone Shuzo Nishioka Originally published in 1999 David W Pearce Steve Rayner P R Shukla Dominik Thieme Michael Thompson Richard S J Tol David G Victor

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Acronyms and Abbreviations Foreword Fairness Concerns in Climate Change Ferenc L Toth Equity Issues and Integrated Assessment Steve Raynel; Elizabeth L Malone and Michael Thompson Climate Change and Multiple Views of Fairness Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer Empirical and Ethical Arguments in Climate Change Impact Valuation and Aggregation Richard S J Tol, Samuel Fankhauser and David W Pearce Applying Fairness Criteria to the Allocation of Climate Protection Burdens: An Economic Perspective Carsten Helm The Appropriateness of Economic Approaches to the Analysis of Burden-Sharing H Asbjgrn Aaheim Biases in Allocating Obligations for Climate Protection: Implications from Social Judgement Research in Psychology Volker Linneweber Fairness and Local Environmental Concerns in Climate Policy Shuzo Nishioka Justice, Equity and Efficiency in Climate Change: A Developing Country Perspective PR Shukla Justice in the Greenhouse: Perspectives from International Law Frank Biermann Equity in International Law Juliane Kokott The Regulation of Greenhouse Gases: Does Fairness Matter? David G Victor Addresses of Lead Contributors Index

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