Working toward an equitable and ambitious international climate agreement in 2015 that is informed by science, considers the specific needs of the most vulnerable populations, and catalyzes sustainable development.
The post-2020 international climate regime will require all countries to significantly scale up their efforts to reduce emissions, while at the same time increasing their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
As climate impacts mount, so does the urgency of resolving the equity challenge. Those least responsible for climate change are often the most vulnerable to changes in weather patterns, sea level rise, and other impacts, further exacerbating existing inequities.
Equity and Justice Informing a New Climate Agreement
This paper explores the role of equity in the climate
negotiations. It establishes why climate change is an issue
of injustice by examining the environmental challenges
posed by climate change and links those challenges to
socio-ecological and economic systems that undermine