RESEC participates in the process of finding a equitable solution for an international climate agreement. Up to now, the negotiating parties were not able to agree on contributions and efforts that are sufficient to prevent global climate change. To solve this gridlock, we propose that a sufficiently stringent global carbon budget up to 2050 be distributed among the parties. Taking account of the most discussed equity principles and feasibility constraints, we are working on a climate calculator that compares different distributions of such a carbon budget. For a longer discussion and presentation of the different calculation methods, we refer to Prices vs. equity in international climate policy: A broad perspective (PDF, 1.3 MB) by Bretschger and Mollet (2015).
Our calculator presents three different ways of calculating the distributions of a global carbon budget based on:
- an equity-based proposal by Bretschger (PDF, 635 KB) (2013).
- an egalitarian proposal by the BASIC expert group (2011)
- a global carbon tax according to Weitzmann (2013)
Link to the web page of the climate calculator