1.0 Preparing for COP 21, Paris, a Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Future and the New Climate Agreement:: Equity, the ‘Principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities’ (“CBDR”) and Sustainable Development (Posted 27 August 2015)

TAGS: COP21 Paris; climate agreement; interdependence; CBDR; sustainable development; equity; INDCs; emissions targets; conflict resolution; problem-solving; multi-objective analysis; principled negotiation; UNFCCCC; Kyoto Protocol.

A pathway is outlined that enables the interdependence between equity, CBDR and sustainable development to resolve these issues; and to resonate with the new climate agreement and the “ultimate objective” of Article 2, UNFCCC.

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2.0 Towards COP 21 and Climate Agreement Negotiations: Integrating Scientific Uncertainty and Risk in the Decision -making Framework (Posted 16 April 2015)

TAGS: COP21 Paris; climate agreement; decision-making; negotiations; scientific uncertainty; risk; divergent scientific opinion; environmental impact assessment; risk analysis; mitigation measures; adoption.

The decision-making process on potential consequences of climate change and mitigation measures should not be seen as the exclusive domain of science - or the sole province of law and policy rather, an effective integration between them all is required.

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3.0 Towards COP 21 and the New Universal Climate Change Agreement: Resolving the Deadlock over the “Developed-Developing Country” Divide and Emission Reductions (Posted 9 February 2016)

TAGS: COP21 Paris; climate agreement; CBDR; deadlock; coal-generated energy; part global energy mix; sustainability; low global carbon economy




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