By all accounts, no dramatic developments are to be expected from the 19th edition of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that star

In this article we have studied a scheme of partitioning the global carbon budget using an equity principle. In contrast to earlier approaches, this article carefully distinguishes between the two quantities – ‘entitlements to carbon space’ and ‘physically available carbon space’. A positive feature of the carbon budgets approach to allocation of mitigation burdens discussed here

Experts on Climate Change issues from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) met and discussed climate equity over several meetings in 2010 and 2011. This group included a Prayas representative and has prepared ‘a synthesis document on the issue of equitable access to sustainable development’.

This document is the background paper for the Conference on

India must insist that developed countries cut their emissions and compensate developing countries for the carbon space taken away from them.

This study is founded on the essential fact of climate science, that restricting carbon dioxide emissions to tolerable levels is essential to avoid the drastic and irreversible consequences of a global increase in temperatures beyond 2