The necessary demise of the principle of common but differentiated responsibility in climate change agreements in order to reduce emissions from the deforestation and degradation of tropical rainforests

Patricia Blazey, Hope Ashiabor

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Abstract

The burden of finding and implementing solutions to address climate change can no longer be shouldered by developed countries. Rather climate change has become a global issue not only due to rising industrial greenhouse emissions from all countries but also from carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) arising from the deforestation and degradation of tropical rainforests.
Developing countries have avoided responsibility for controlling and being accountable for rising greenhouse gas emissions because the international community has recognized that as industrialised countries have been responsible for the majority of atmospheric global emissions over the past three hundred years, they should bear the brunt of lowering emissions. As emissions from tropical rainforests comprise about 20 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions it is argued that developing countries which house the majority of these forests must now be accountable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1 - 17
Number of pages17
Publication statusSubmitted - 1 Dec 2016
EventIAFOR International Conference on the environment Brighton 2016 - Thistle Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20163 Jul 2016

Conference

ConferenceIAFOR International Conference on the environment Brighton 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBrighton
Period1/07/163/07/16

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