The greenhouse development rights framework: the right to development in a climate constrained world

This paper argues that an emergency climate stabilization program is needed, that such a program is only possible if the international effort-sharing impasse is decisively broken, and that this impasse arises from a severe, but nevertheless
surmountable, conflict between the climate crisis and the development crisis. It argues, further, that the best way to break the international climate impasse is, perhaps counter-intuitively, by expanding the climate protection agenda to include the protection of developmental equity, which can and should be specified in terms of the UNFCCC