Belgian-Swedish Workshop on Equity (1)
The presentations of this workshop can be downloaded hereunder.
Opening speech by Melchior Wathelet, State Secretary for Environment, Energy and Mobility, Federal government of Belgium
Session 1 : ‘When Equity meets theory’
- Axel Gosseries (UCL) : “Climate change and distributive justice”
- Prodipto Ghosh (TERI ) : “An Approach to equity in climate change”
- Benito Müller (ECBI) : “Operationalising the UNFCCC Principle of ‘Respective Capabilities”
Session 2 : ‘When Equity meets practice’
- Tara Shine (MRF-CJ) and Edward Cameron (WRI) : “Equity in principles and practice : lessons from multilateralism for the new climate agreement”
- Achala C. Abeysinghe (IIED) : „Equity in Adaptation Finance for Vulnerable Developing Countries”
- Sivan Kartha (SEI)/ Tom Athanasiou : Income when Emissions are Peaking
Session 3 : ‘How does the future of Equity look like ?’
- Narasimha Rao (IIASA) : “Energy Thresholds as a Basis for Equitable Access to Sustainable Development”
- Lucas Bretshger (ETH) : “Climate Policy and Equity : From Principles to a Proposal”
- Tom Athanasiou (Eco Equity) : “Equity as the Pathway to Ambition ? Principle-based differentiation and effort-sharing in a high-ambition world”
The Belgian newspaper Le Soir published that morning an article about the workshop : see here
Next day : an informal meeting amongst negotiators
The next day (November 7th), an informal exchange between climate negotiators was organsed. They discussed how climate justice can be integrated in the different issues that will be treated in Doha. During this day, much attention has been given to the different points of view and to the exploration of possibilities for convergence.
Michael Zammit Cutajar, former Secretary general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and moderator during this second day, wrote down some reflections.