The Transformative Role of Socioeconomic Justice in Addressing Climate Governance [article]

Carmit Lubanov, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin
In early 2010 the Israeli government set up a high level committee to design measures to curb GHG emissions, in line with Israel's self-declared targets at the COP15. The Israeli commitment as delivered by president, then, Shimon Peres at the Copenhagen summit, is a 20% reduction in CO 2 emissions by 2020, as compared with the "Business as Usual" scenario. The preliminary data AEJI has presented at the Israeli parliament on 2010, illustrates how important it is that the effort undertaken by the
more » ... government should be informed by differences that exist between sub-groups in their respective patterns of energy and fossil fuel consumption. Given these differences, we argue, policy tools could have divergent economic, cultural and social implications for different populations. It follows then that when governments move to design new regulations for emission cuts, they must be mindful of existing gaps between sub-groups in terms of size and composition of carbon footprint. The economic, social, cultural and political consequences of reducing carbon footprints 2 need to be accounted for in the case of each group separately. b. Following the government of Israel decision on comprehensive budget cuts for the years 2013-2014, including a three year freeze, which on 2015 the just new elected government decided on cancellation of the (already freezed) national plan for the reduction of GHG emissions. The original plan was ratified by late 2010, and had allocated a total sum of NIS 2.2 billion to be used
doi:10.17169/refubium-22536 fatcat:q6cp4zpvgrgfrhcc74erxjszzi