Fairness in the climate negotiations: what explains variation in parties’ expressed conceptions?

  title={Fairness in the climate negotiations: what explains variation in parties’ expressed conceptions?},
  author={Vegard Heggelund T{\o}rstad and H{\aa}kon S{\ae}len},
  journal={Climate Policy},
  pages={642 - 654}
ABSTRACT How to differentiate efforts and obligations fairly between countries has been among the most central and controversial issues in climate negotiations. This article analyses countries’ fairness conceptions as expressed in position documents submitted during negotiations leading to the Paris Agreement. A regression analysis investigates which country characteristics predict relative support for three fundamental fairness principles – Responsibility, Capability and Rights (needs). The… 

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