After Paris, Inequality, Fair Shares, and the Climate Emergency

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Media Type: Article - Foundational

Date of Publication: December, 2018

Author(s): Civil Society Equity Review Group

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 If we are to achieve the critical outcome of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the wealthy (individuals and companies) in all nations must take the greatest action to both reduce their own emissions and to support the global transition. The global elites must not pass this burden onto the world’s poorest and most vulnerable individuals, nor onto the so-called ‘global middle class.’ The wealthy must not be able to hide from their responsibilities.

We conclude that the wealthier countries must urgently and dramatically deepen their domestic mitigation efforts, and that, if they are to contribute their fair shares to the common effort, they must also support additional actions outside their own borders. We also conclude that, while many developing country pledges do meet or exceed their fair shares, this is not universally true, and that in any case, they too will have to do much more, though as a general rule they will simply not be able to do so without significant levels of international financial support. The 1.5°C objective requires profound action in developing countries that cannot realistically, or fairly, be expected without meaningful levels of international support.”

Read the Civil Society Science and Equity Based Assessment of NCDS  here

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