Inequality in CO2 Emissions Between Poor and Rich Countries

  title={Inequality in CO2 Emissions Between Poor and Rich Countries},
  author={Mark T. Heil and Quentin Wodon},
  journal={The Journal of Environment \& Development},
  pages={426 - 452}
  • M. HeilQ. Wodon
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Environment & Development
Threatened by global warming, most countries agree on the importance of global greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Yet disagreements persist on the distributional issues involved. Poor countries challenge historical and current inequalities in per capita emissions. Rich countries fear the disruptions that may accompany future reductions of their emissions. This article measures the inequality in per capita CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production and the contributions of poor… 

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