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The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework

Right to development in times of climate crisis

An emergency climate program is needed, yet such a program is only possible if the international climate policy impasse is broken, and this impasse arises from the inherent − but surmountable − conflict between the climate crisis and the development crisis. The best way to break this impasse is by expanding the climate protection agenda to include the protection of developmental equity. To that end, the Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) framework is designed. Paul Baer, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha introduce to their GDRs framework and indicative quantification of its implications.


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Posted: 30 November 2007

More on the subject:
>>> HDR 2007: Rich Nations' Responsibility
>>> Afro-Fuels and Social Movements in Brazil
>>> Special Report: Climate Change and Human Rights

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