Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, Belfer Center
International Paretianism: A Defense
A treaty satisfies what we call International Paretianism if it advances the interests of all states that join it, so that no state is made worse off. The principle might seem obvious, but it rules out nearly all the major proposals for a climate treaty, including proposals advanced by academics and by government officials. We defend International Paretianism, and for that reason urge commentators in the debate over climate justice to abandon efforts to right past wrongs, redistribute wealth, and achieve other abstract ideals through a climate treaty.
News - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Journal Article - Environmental Research Letters