Integrated Assessment

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 111-126

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International equity in climate change policy

  • Bert MetzAffiliated withNational Institute of Public Health and the Environment

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Equity discussions in climate change policy focus on mitigation. Climate change impacts, adaptation and decision making are also important. General equity principles can be related to specific proposals for equitable sharing of mitigation but no objective preference for any principle exists. Most promising are mixed approaches, that combine various equity principles in a process oriented setting.

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