Framing a post-2012 climate change agreement: the quest for 'comparability of efforts'

Jonathan Boston
2008 Policy Quarterly  
A formidable number of complex issues will need to be resolved if a new global agreement on climate change is to be reached to cover the years immediately following the expiry of the first commitment (or 'compliance') period under the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. With little doubt, the most contentious issue will be how to allocate the burden of reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In short, there is a need for a fair sharing of the 'effort' between countries. But what is fair? What
more » ... is fair? What principles and considerations are relevant? And how should such principles and considerations be weighted?
doi:10.26686/pq.v4i4.4279 fatcat:avpnvf2xazatrpydmffzmxpjwu