Discussion Paper: Opt-out process and developing countries


The Climate Justice Programme (CJP) and the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) have released a new discussion paper by Professor Meinhard Doelle on equity and the proposed fossil fuel levy. The paper is entitled ‘Opt-out Process for Developing Countries’.

The CJP and HBF have proposed that fossil fuel producers (the “Carbon Majors”) should pay for the loss and damage their product is causing on poor communities via a levy to the International Mechanism for Loss and Damage.

Professor Doelle’s paper incorporates the equity principle within our global levy by proposing a process whereby countries at a low level of development could apply to the governing body to “opt out” of contributing the levy to the international loss and damage mechanism and instead use it for domestic mitigation or adaptation.

Opt-out Process for Developing Countries (Discussion Paper)

Carbon Majors Funding Loss and Damage Report (Second Edition)