Ethics of International Action on Climate Change: How Would Mahatma Gandhi Have Looked at it?
Moral responsibilities and Equity are the twin principles to guide mitigation of climate change, both for developed and developing countries, both between and within them. They refer as much to action taken as to emission rights. Instead of taking up the same old eco-destructive path based on endless multiplication of wants, developing countries should find development alternatives and lifestyles which are sustainable as per Gandhi's vision. Equity requires allotment of equal per capita carbon rights.
KeywordsCarbon Emission Moral Responsibility Clean Development Mechanism Kyoto Protocol Joint Implementation
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