David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
A global target of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations at between 450ppm CO2e and 550ppm CO2e has proven robust to recent developments in the science and economics of climate change. Retrospective analysis of the Stern Review indicates that the risks were underestimated, suggesting a stabilisation target closer to 450ppm CO2e. Climate policy at the international level is now moving rapidly towards agreeing an emissions pathway, and distributing responsibilities between countries. A feasible framework can be constructed in which each country takes on its own responsibilities and targets, based on a shared understanding of the risks and the need for action and collaboration on climate change. The global deal should contain six key features: (i) a pathway to achieve the world target of 50% reductions by 2050, where rich countries contribute at least 75% reductions; (ii) global emissions trading to reduce costs; (iii) reform of the clean development mechanism to scale-up emission reductions on a sectoral or benchmark level (iv) scaling up of research and development funding for low-carbon energy; (v) an agreement on deforestation; and (vi) adaptation finance.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Dale Jamieson (2010). Climate Change, Responsibility, and Justice. Science and Engineering Ethics 16 (3):431-445.
Byron Williston (2011). Moral Progress and Canada's Climate Failure. Journal of Global Ethics 7 (2):149 - 160.
Stephen J. DeCanio (1992). Carbon Rights and Economic Development. Critical Review 6 (2-3):389-410.
David Wheeler, Moving Toward a Consensus on Climate Policy: The Essential Role of Global Public Disclosure.
Holly L. Wilson (2010). Divine Sovereignty and The Global Climate Change Debate. Essays in Philosophy 12 (1):8-15.
Rosemary Lyster, Chasing Down the Climate Change Footprint of the Public and Private Sectors: Forces Converge - Part I.
Lindsay F. Wiley (2010). Mitigation/Adaptation and Health: Health Policymaking in the Global Response to Climate Change and Implications for Other Upstream Determinants. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 38 (3):629-639.
Chris J. Cuomo (2011). Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Responsibility. Hypatia 26 (4):690-714.
Edna Sussman, Energy Charter Treaty's Investor Protection Provisions: Potential to Foster Solutions to Global Warming and Promote Sustainable Development.
Jeremy Galbreath (2011). To What Extent is Business Responding to Climate Change? Evidence From a Global Wine Producer. Journal of Business Ethics 104 (3):421-432.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #162,852 of 1,096,548 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #253,460 of 1,096,548 )
How can I increase my downloads?