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  1. Explanation of the approach to historic emissions and division of the carbon budget
  2. The global carbon budget
  3. The country carbon budget chart
  4. The individual elements of the carbon budget chart

a) budget boxes; global totals & country shares
b) per capita country emissions over time
c) gross country emissions over time
d) share calculation methodology

e) easy visualization of CREDIT:DEBIT emissions-share; well tempering climate accord

Visualizing CREDIT DEBIT 'Well-Tempered' (WT) emissions-share calculation methodology



1750 to 2013, nationally 'Well Tempered Emissions' as shares are accumulated 'Actual Emissions' minus Debit or plus Credit.
Debit & Credit are the carbon-weights by which nations exceeded or fell short of the global per capita average of emissions.

Well Tempered Climate Accord

For policy purposes, the organizing standard is 'well tempering' claims on the global commons. This means that across time & space, the claims are equal per person per unit time. Uniquely this makes it possible to commute the national carbon-budget parts with the international carbon-budget whole required for UNFCCC-Compliance (see note).

This applies to the whole carbon budget across time, integrating: -

  • the PAST - for the purposes of assigning %s international/national joint/several liability for climate loss-&-damage claims already arising &
  • the FUTURE - for the the purposes of defining the contracting carbon-budget-proportions remaining under the 'Paris Climate Agreement'.

This means the past & the future of emissions can be analysed, measuring 'over-consumption' & 'under-consumption', on a non-random basis, so carbon consumption levels can be defined at UNFCCC-Compliant levels globally. Without this, we remain stuck with a quasi-random basis & the inadequate & non-compliant results of patchy & partial restraint.

Well tempering favours no key, player, style, technique, technology, belief system or ideology. National parts simply commute with the whole needed for UNFCCC-Compliance. Subordinating the whole to its ideologically conflicted parts, has favoured these at the expense of that whole for 21 years & this has made compliance less not more achievable.

As the rate of climate change is now clearly accelerating, randomness & the likelihood of non-compliance with the objective of the UNFCCC is increasing too. This simple 'well-tempered' methodology redresses this, helping parties reconcile to collectively rational sharing arrangments under the tightening limits now required by UNFCCC-Compliance.

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