All pages with keywords: equity

Equity and national mitigation

Equity and national mitigation

a research article by Dimitri Zenghelis 1 January, 2017

A diverse range of approaches, including contributions based on national interest and local benefits of climate action, is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Now, research considers how equitable approaches may play a role. read more »


CISPS | The health co-benefits of the low-carbon economy

Climate Change, Inequality & Social Policy Seminar 16 Feb 2017

The Health Co-benefits of the low carbon economy Professor Paul Wilkinson, London School of Medicine and Tropical Hygiene Can the co-benefits of climate action help to deliver social equity? Dr … read more »


Taming the beasts of ‘burden-sharing’: an analysis of equitable mitigation actions and approaches to 2030 mitigation pledges

a policy publication by Alina Averchenkova, Nicholas Stern, Dimitri Zenghelis 11 December, 2014

Countries are now seeking to reach a new international agreement on climate change, to be signed in Paris in December 2015. A key element of the international negotiations … read more »


Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

a research article by Nicholas Stern 18 August, 2014

This paper examines a broad range of ethical perspectives and principles relevant to the analysis of issues raised by the science of climate change and explores their implications.  A second and companion … read more »


Social Equity, Context-Dependence and Analytical Rigour: can they be brought together for better policy design?

Policy Seminar 30 Nov 2010

Part of the Climate Change and Environment Seminar Series (LSE). Until very recently in policy design and evaluation, economists have shied away from equity analysis – the distribution of benefits … read more »


Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 2: economics and politics

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 2: economics and politics

a working paper by Nicholas Stern 1 June, 2012

Both intergenerational and intratemporal equity are central to the examination of policy towards climate change. However, many discussions of intergenerational issues have been marred by serious … read more »


Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

Ethics, equity and the economics of climate change. Paper 1: science and philosophy

a working paper 1 June, 2012

This paper examines a broad range of ethical perspectives and principles relevant to the analysis of issues raised by the science of climate change and explores … read more »


Comment: Why climate equity matters in India

Commentary 1 February, 2012

One of the defining moments of the Durban conference was the Indian Minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s passionate speech on equity in the international negotiations. Online article no longer available. Responding to … read more »


The equity-efficiency trade-off environmental policy: evidence from stated preferences

The equity-efficiency trade-off environmental policy: evidence from stated preferences

a research article by Simon Dietz, Giles Atkinson 19 August, 2010

The design of environmental policy raises several equity issues, in particular the distribution of benefits and costs. At the same time, it has often been argued that there is … read more »


Siblings, not triplets: social preferences for risk, inequality and time in discounting climate change

Siblings, not triplets: social preferences for risk, inequality and time in discounting climate change

a research article by Giles Atkinson, Simon Dietz, Jennifer Helgeson, Cameron Hepburn 18 June, 2009

Arguments about the appropriate discount rate often start by assuming a Utilitarian social welfare function with isoelastic utility, in which the consumption discount rate is a function of the … read more »