Analysis and resources to support the UNFCCC's ultimate objective
*i.e. to support developing nations with mitigation and adaptation plans, in such a way as to incentivise donor generosity and beneficiary efficiency.
*Common but differentiated responsibilities, committing all Parties to equitable contributions towards the common goal
Sir David King, UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change
See: Climate Change: A Risk Assessment (co-authored with Professor Zhou Dadi, China's National Expert Committee on Climate Change; Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, India's Council on Energy, Environment and Water; Professor Daniel Schrag, US President's Council of Advisors on Science & Technology; Professor Qi Ye, Tshinghua University).
'You can't drill a hole in your side of the row boat'
(Dr. Israel Klabin, organiser of the Rio Earth Summit)
(ii) a package of unenforceable, nationally determined commitments, that leave us on
track for warming of 3 to 4 degrees Celsius in the 21st Century
(when the Earth was last 4 degrees warmer, approximately 25 million years ago, there
was no ice at either pole).
'introduce carbon pricing systems and create clear, stable, ambitious policy
(see: bp press release)