This paper, by German analysts Jochen Luhmann and Wolfgang Sterk, is worth reading for several reasons. One is that it contains a very careful, interesting, and scrupulous discussion of the process by which overly economistic understandings of efficiency have corrupted the notion of emissions targets, and in so doing allowed the carbon marketeers to claim the high ground — as if “offsets” and similar approaches should properly be unrestricted. [Read more…]
We’re particularly keen to note that Climate Code Red, a fine book published in 2008 in Australia, contains an interesting and insightful commentary on Greenhouse Development Rights (see page 138).
At the Bonn negotiations in June of 2008, ECO, the newsletter of the Climate Action Network International, leverages our analysis of emergency emissions reductions pathways in a cover article called Making 2 degrees work for the poor. Greenhouse Development Rights is also referenced, repeatedly, during the Climate Action Network’s interventions in the closing plenary.
How can I stop climate change?, a book by Friends of the Earth UK, is published in the spring of 2008, and contains a long discussion of Greenhouse Development Rights.
At Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action in Bangkok, Surya Sethi of the India negotiating team speaks extensively about Greenhouse Development Rights at an April 2nd plenary meeting. He gives the website address and suggests that delegates have a look at it.