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Post-2012 Burden Sharing: Towards an Ethical Approach

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dc.contributor.author Kengmana, Lucas
dc.contributor.author Boston, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-17T03:52:26Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T02:43:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-17T03:52:26Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T02:43:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2008
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18744
dc.description.abstract This paper explores how the costs of mitigating and adapting to climate change should be shared by the international community. While it briefly surveys other desiderata for a new global agreement on climate change for the post-2012 period, its primary focus is on the ethical issues posed by the imperative to address human-induced climate change, and in particular the principles and considerations that should inform an ethical approach to global burden sharing.The first part of the paper outlines the context surrounding the current international negotiations for a new global agreement on climate change, which is designed to take effect when the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol expires at the end of 2012. This includes consideration of the criteria that any new agreement must address and the relevance and importance of ethics at the international level. The second part examines burden sharing from an ethical perspective. It assesses the relevance and validity of a number of principles of distributive justice that are widely discussed in the relevant climate change literature – most notably, equality, capacity, historical responsibility, need, monetary costs and welfare costs. It then uses these principles to evaluate six proposed burden sharing frameworks. The third part considers the implications of these burden sharing frameworks for New Zealand. This includes a brief examination of the possible impacts of various proposed changes to some of the key rules underpinning the Kyoto Protocol. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute of Policy Studies Working Papers en_NZ
dc.subject climate change en_NZ
dc.subject ethical issues en_NZ
dc.subject burden sharing en_NZ
dc.title Post-2012 Burden Sharing: Towards an Ethical Approach en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Institute of Policy Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 160507 Environment Policy en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 440799 Policy and administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/ en_NZ

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