GDRs has a major breakthrough into high policy comes late in the year, with an influential presentation to an experts group convened by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
In early December, the German Heinrich Böll Foundation publishes the first edition of the Greenhouse Development Rights book: The Right to Development in a Climate Constrained World. This book is subsequently widely distributed and lifts the GDRs framework to a new level of visibility.
In late 2006, Tom Athanasiou conducted the first major Greenhouse Development Rights speaking tour, in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane Australia. At it, he picked up GDR’s first major piece of mainstream press attention, in the Sydney Morning Herald.
EcoEquity is hired by Friends of the Earth International to do a formal evaluation of its international climate campaign. Project involves dozens of detailed interviews from FOE affiliate organizations around the world. The final report was never published publicly, but is widely distributed within NGO networks (you can get it here). We like to think that it was useful in clarifying some key movement debates, particularly those around the role of market mechanisms in the international climate regime.
In late 2006, EcoEquity, under contract for the German Heinrich Böll Foundation, published A Brief, Adequacy and Equity-Based Evaluation of Some Prominent Climate Policy Frameworks and Proposals, an incisive and reasonably comprehensive overview and critique of “principle based” approaches to differentiation.