Equitable Access to Sustainable Development in a Carbon Constrained World

"This brief outlines a range of principles and criteria to ensure equitable access to sustainable development in the face of global climate change. Based on work by experts from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) as a contribution to a broader debate, it proposes a reference framework based on science and fairness for the equitable apportionment of the remaining global carbon space, adequate time for development and fair provision of support. This brief has been prepared to assist countries collaborating in the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme. It distils the key findings of the EASD Report written by experts in response to a request by the BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change."