Equity and spectrum of mitigation commitments in the 2015 agreement
Equity and ambition are two issues at the core of the climate negotiations, and they are inextricably linked. Ambition, in the sense of ensuring sufficient mitigation efforts to avoid dangerous interference with the climate system, is a necessary condition to avoid highly inequitable outcomes. Equity, in the sense of ensuring an agreement that is seen as fair by all parties, is a condition for Parties to accept and implement the agreement. To explore these issues the project will review academic studies on equity, proposals for effort sharing (specifically spectrum of mitigation commitments), as well as relevant submissions by Parties.