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Equity and Global Climate Change Conference
Presented by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change

17-18 April 2001, Washington D.C.


The Summary report will be available Thursday, 19 April

Panel Discussions
Approaches to Equity: Many approaches to cnceptualizing and addressing equity in the context of climate change have been advanced, including: per capita emission rights; various forms of "grandfathering;"allocating reductions according to ability to pay; sharing costs according to historic emissions; and combinations of these and other criteria. This panel's aim was to explore some of these approches and addressed the question of whether, ultimately, equity is more feasibly addressed through a political bargain than through a given principle or formula.
Luiz Gylvan Meira, President, Brazilian Space Agency, Alex Evans, Director of Communications, Global Commons Institute, Nancy Kete, Director, Climate, Energy and Pollution Program, World Resources Institute, US, and Benito M�ller, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, United Kingdom
Moderator: Elliot Diringer, Director fo International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Economic Considerations: This panel explored differing economic perspecitves, and examined opportunities to address economic inequities through technology transfer, capacity building, clean energy investment, and other climate change strategies.
Panel moderator Malik Amin Aslam, Executive Director, ENVORK, Thomas Black, Director, Andean Cener for Economics and the Environment, Colombia, Sujata Gupta, Fellow and Dean, TERI, India, and Thomas Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado, USA

Thomas Black (left) and Sujata Gupta, Fellow and Dean, TERI, India (right)


Malik Amin Aslam and Thomas Black
Ethical, Moral and Cultural Considerations: This panel explored how differing ethical, religious and cultural perspectives color the climate change debate and how a better understanding of other cultures and traditions can lead to stronger international cooperation against climate change.

Above photo: Drew Christiansen, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, Moderator Walter Grazer, US Catholic Conference,Wanee Samphantharak, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment, Thailand, and Bert Metz, Global Environmental Assessment Division, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands

Conference Materials

bullet Pew Center on Global Climate Change Homepage bullet Conference Web Page
bullet Conference Program bullet Information for Participants
bulletConference Press Release  

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