Integrated Assessment

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 111–126

International equity in climate change policy

  • Bert Metz

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019171513507

Cite this article as:
Metz, B. Integrated Assessment (2000) 1: 111. doi:10.1023/A:1019171513507


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.

equityclimate change policyburden sharinginternational agreements

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bert Metz
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  1. 1.National Institute of Public Health and the EnvironmentBilthovenThe Netherlands