Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: From Confrontation to Collaboration? CBDR and the EU ETS Aviation Dispute with Developing Countries

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: From Confrontation to Collaboration? CBDR and the EU ETS Aviation Dispute with Developing Countries

PUBLISHED DATE

April 2012

RESOURCE

This Oxford Energy and Environment Brief is the first of the two papers by Benito Mller on the theme of Equity and the Durban Platform as recently presented at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. The Brief focuses on the question of how to operationalize the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities as enshrined in Article 3.1 of the UNFCCC. It does so by looking at the controversy about the introduction of international aviation in the EU Emission Trading Scheme as a case study and uses the proposed operationalization to suggest options for compromise in that dispute.