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A Development Round of Climate Negotiations
Tariq Banuri, SEI
Per Capita Income
Global inequality is higher than inequality within any country, and it is getting worse.
Per Capita Emissions and Income
Source: World Bank (1998); Marland, et al. (1998).
We need to follow a precautionary principle. We need to take cognizance of science very quickly, but have a healthy distrust of technological development, for whatever be its nature, when applied on a massive scale, it can have serious environmental impacts. One must be sceptical of these tendencies. Simultaneously one must take cognizance of any scientific evidence of damage at an early stage, not wait for a crisis before taking action.
PREAMBLE:Emphasizes differentiated responsibility, prevention of harm, differing needs, vulnerabilities, capabilities and resources. [12 out of 23 paragraphs]
OBJECTIVES:Calls for economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.
PRINCIPLES:Each of 5 principles includes equity considerations: equity, special needs, precautionary measures, right to sustainable development, and developing country growth.