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Misleading Heading

Our article, “Common but Differentiated Responsibilities among Non-Annex I Countries” (EPW, 10 November 2012) was published under a changed heading “A New Framework for UNFCCC” which is misleading. The suggested framework is consistent with the existing United Nations Framework Convention on...

Common but Differentiated Responsibilities among Non-Annex I Countries of UNFCCC

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print edition. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has classified countries into two groups: Annex I countries and Non-Annex I countries for the purpose of taking on Common but Differentiated Responsibilities. While the ACs have not quite led the efforts in combating climate change, the world has started looking for a different negotiation framework. Though the role of ACs is paramount, this paper suggests a new framework that defines CBDR among NACs, consistent with UNFCCC principles. The framework suggested here covers per capita emissions, total emissions and carbon dioxide intensity.
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