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Title:How to measure carbon equity: Carbon Gini Index based on historical cumulative emission per capita PDF Logo
Authors:Fei, Teng
Jiankun, He
Xunzhang, Pan
Chi, Zhang
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 31.2011
Abstract:This paper uses Lorenz Curve and Gini Index with adjustment to per capita historical cumulative emission and constructs Carbon Gini Index to measure inequality in climate change area. The analysis using Carbon Gini Index shows that 70% of carbon space in the atmosphere has been used for unequal distribution, which is almost the same as that of income in the country with the biggest gap between rich and poor in the world. The carbon equity should be an urgency and priority in the climate agenda. Carbon Gini Index established in this paper can be used to measure inequality in the distribution of carbon space and provide a quantified indicator for measurement of carbon equity among different proposals.
Subjects:Climate Change
Carbon Equity
Long-term Mitigation Goal
Cumulative Emission Per Capita
Carbon Gini Index
JEL:Q45
Q56
D63
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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