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PUBLICATIONID : 47861
PUBLICATIONTYPE : 5
TYPE : Letter-Report-Memo-Note
TITLE : The Hartwell Paper: A new direction for climate policy after the crash of 2009
ORIG_TITLE : The Hartwell Paper: A new direction for climate policy after the crash of 2009
AUTHOR : Prins, G., Galiana, I., Green, C., Grundmann, R., Hulme, M., Korhola, A., Laird, F., Nordhaus, T., Pielke, Jr., R., Rayner, S., Sarewitz, D., Shellenberger, M., Stehr, N., and H. Tezuka
FIRSTAUTHOREMPLOYER : 3
ABBREV_JOURNAL : Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, University of Oxford; LSE Mackinder Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science
TOTALPAGE : 42
PUBLISH_DATE : May
YEAR : 2010
URL : http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/mackinderProgramme/theHartwellPaper/
CREATE_TIME : 1273683771
RESOURCE : CSTPR
DEPT : CSTPR
LAST_UPDATED : 2016-07-29 08:43:18
ABSTRACT : The crash of 2009 presents an immense opportunity to set climate policy free to fly at last. The principal motivation and purpose of this Paper is to explain and to advance this opportunity. To do so involves understanding and accepting a startling proposition. It is now plain that it is not possible to have a 'climate policy' that has emissions reductions as the all encompassing goal. However, there are many other reasons why the decarbonisation of the global economy is highly desirable. Therefore, the Paper advocates a radical reframing an inverting of approach: accepting that decarbonisation will only be achieved successfully as a benefit contingent upon other goals which are politically attractive and relentlessly pragmatic. The Paper therefore proposes that the organising principle of our effort should be the raising up of human dignity via three overarching objectives: ensuring energy access for all; ensuring that we develop in a manner that does not undermine the essential functioning of the Earth system; ensuring that our societies are adequately equipped to withstand the risks and dangers that come from all the vagaries of climate, whatever their cause may be.
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SERIAL : 47861
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