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dc.contributor.authorDellink, Rob B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorElzen, Michel denen_US
dc.contributor.authorAiking, Harryen_US
dc.contributor.authorBergsma, Emmyen_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change may cause most harm to countries that contribute least to greenhouse gas emissions. This paper identifies deontology, solidarity and consequentialism as the principles that can serve as a basis for a fair international burden sharing scheme of adaptation costs. We translate these principles into criteria that can be applied in assigning contributions of individual countries, namely historical responsibility, equality and capacity to pay. Specific political and scientific choices are discussed, highlighting implications for international burden-sharing. Combining historical responsibility and capacity to pay seems a promising starting point for international negotiations on the design of burden-sharing schemes. From the numerical assessment, it is clear that UNFCCC Annex I countries carry the greatest burden under most scenarios, but contributions differ substantially subject to the choice of an indicator for capacity to pay. The total financial contribution by the Annex I countries could be in the range of $55-68 billion annually.en_US
dc.publisher|aFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) |cMilanoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aNota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development |x59.2009en_US
dc.subject.keywordAdaptation Financingen_US
dc.subject.keywordHistorical Responsibilityen_US
dc.titleSharing the burden of adaptation financing: An assessment of the contributions of countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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