And we even managed, while in Poland, to generate an official submission into the UN’s “assembly text,” which will, it is said, be the basis of future negotiations. It doesn’t say much – take a look, it’s only three paragraphs – but maybe it says enough to start a serious conversation.
“Squaring the Climate Circle: A New Politics of Solidarity Can Heal a Divided Planet,” begins on page 16 of Bad Deal for the Planet: Why Carbon Offsets Aren’t Working… and How to Create a Fair Global Climate Accord, a 2008 report by International Rivers that also includes Patrick McCully’s critique of the Clean Development Mechanism: “The Great Offset Swindle: How Carbon Credits are Gutting the Kyoto Protocol, and Why they Must be Scrapped.” The two go together quite nicely.
Just before the Poznan COP, this Polish version of the GDRs analysis was published.
“The Right to Development in a Climate Constrained World,” by Paul Baer, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha, in Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge (Jonathan M. Harris and Neva R. Goodwin eds), Cheltenham, UK and Northampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008
The text of this report can be found in other posts, but the pdf from the Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics publication is unavailable.
Late in 2008, a GDRs analysis of German climate policy was also published by the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Der Greenhouse Development Rights-Ansatz auf Deutschland angewandt: “Deutschlands Vorreiter Rolle auf dem Prüfstand. Wie schützen wir das Klima im Treibhaus?” was written by Tilman Santarius of the Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, und Energie.