Equitable access to sustainable development: contribution to the body of scientific knowledge

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 publication presents the richness of approaches among BASIC experts and the introductory joint chapter synthesises several common elements between these approaches, while respecting differences. Drawing on the four chapters, the joint chapter develops an equity-based reference framework. The presentations at the time of release of publication at Durban during COP 17, present summary of issues.