Climate Change and the Liability of Developed and Developing Countries: How to Strike a Balance?

By Astha Poonia and Anshu Choudhary.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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Over the next decades, it is predicted that billions of people all across the world will face shortages of water and food and greater risks to health and life as a result of climate change. The efforts to address this change are further complicated by the asymmetry between the North and South. Within international debates, developing countries have historically portrayed them as victims of profligate greenhouse gas emissions in the industrialized North. Their exemption from liability on this ground has been rejected by the developed nation. They urge more participation from developed nation as only combined efforts will help address climate change. In the backdrop of the above, this paper outlines the current adaptation plans, strategies and actions; and carves out a separate future policy framework for both the developed and developing nations. The paper also puts its suggestions to combat the ills of climate change keeping in mind the interests of the developing world. The developing world is on verge of attaining higher economic growth and reticent thus reticent to take any step that may hinder its industrialization process. It expects the industrialized developed world to make efforts like financing and technically assisting the steps taken by the developing world to mitigate GHG emissions. Also, the developed countries must take the lead in achieving the reduction in emissions as quantified in the Kyoto Protocol. After all concerted global action only can ensure more participation by the developing countries and help in mitigating the effects of climate change that are happening now and that would worsen in the future.

Keywords: Kyoto Protocol, North-South Equation, Equitable Burden Sharing, Technology Transfer, Financial Assistance

The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.115-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.707MB).

Astha Poonia

Gujrat National Law University, Jaipur, Gujrat, India

Anshu Choudhary

Gujrat National Law University, Jaipur, Gujrat, India


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