Responsibility for increasing mitigation ambition in light of the right to sustainable development

  • The international community is currently in the midst of a facilitative dialogue about how to increase mitigation ambition under the terms of Paris Agreement. This dialogue concerns centrally considerations of equity, which includes matters of both justice and responsibility. I defend the importance of the right to sustainable development in this regard. I argue that if the right of states to pursue poverty eradicating human development is to be respected, then there is plausible interpretation of responsibility for mitigation in which a state’s ability to pay is the central consideration, where that ability is measured by its human development level. That conception of responsibility should be applied to considerations of how increase mitigation ambition.

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Author:Darrel MoellendorfORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Fudan Journal of the humanities & social sciences
Publisher:Springer International Publishing AG
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2020/03/09
Date of first Publication:2020/03/09
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/08/26
Page Number:12
First Page:181
Last Page:192
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Institutes:Exzellenzcluster / Exzellenzcluster Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaft / 333.7 Natürliche Ressourcen, Energie und Umwelt
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0