Comparability of Developed Country Mitigation Efforts

Sub thematic area Climate Change Mitigation
Country China
Type Discussion Paper
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The thirteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Bali in December 2007, called for mitigation commitments or actions by all developed countries, while ensuring the comparability of the efforts among them. Yet the Bali Action Plan (BAP) does not define the specific meaning of comparability.  

This position paper presents three schemes for comparability assessment. These approaches have been proposed as the starting point of political negotiation: equal deviation from BAU, equal reduction of emission intensity per unit of GDP and convergence of per capita emission.

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