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Title
The Oxford approach [electronic resource] : Operationalizing the UNFCCC principle of 'respective capabilities'.

Author
Müller, Benito
Mahadeva, Lavan

Electronic version available
English

Abstract
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change implies that countries should shoulder costs and burdens of climate change in accordance with differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, but it does not indicate how these fairness parameters are to be quantified. In this OIES Paper, Benito Müller and Lavan Mahadeva provide a novel and distinctive methodology (‘Oxford Approach’) regarding quantifying the (economic) capability of countries as a contribution to assessments of fair cost/burden distributions, an issue of central importance in the upcoming international climate change debate.

Notes
Full text available online

Copy number
FCCC/GEN/284 E

Publisher
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Place of Publication
Oxford (United Kingdom)
Publication date
01/02/2013
Call number
FCCC/GEN/284 E

Keywords
climate change
climate impacts
costs
emissions
equity
poverty
UNFCCC


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