Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policy Makers and NGOs
This very interesting book by Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger (freely downloadable!), is designed to promote the most crucial ideas of all, those which develop the notion of a shared climate development agenda in which climate protection and just development go hand in hand. Note also the related articles and volumes in the right column.
Chapter 3, Towards a Climate Justice Agenda is where the Greenhouse Development Rights framework is discussed, under a subhead which is notable in its even handedness:
“Call on both industrialized and developing countries to set climate and development targets. Both climate change and development have to be viewed from a global framework under which appropriate, equitable and sustainable balances can be struck. Targets should be part of national planning and set in agreement with informed citizens about the kind of world people want to share. They should reflect the notions of historical responsibility and common but differentiated responsibilities, as well as variations in development contexts. The Greenhouse Development Rights framework, which integrates responsibility and capability indicators, is one model that could be applied to defining emissions targets.”
Who could disagree?