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Old 09-27-2019, 03:31 PM   #7145 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Agreed, and I anticipate an increasing share of non-hydrocarbon based energy in the future, but we're not there yet, and not even close.

I don't know what the difference between exemption and pass is, especially given that no nation has a binding agreement. Perhaps I misunderstand, that the IPCC has recommended binding agreements and also to grant exemptions to nations not meeting a certain level of per capita wealth parity.

Reading between the lines, it sounds more like a wealth redistribution scheme than a save the world scheme. The climate doesn't care if the emitters are 1st world or not.
Without a specific reference,I've got to presume that there is a general accounting procedure with which they use to ascertain 'when' a signatory has reached the threshold for 'developed.' To be a member,they may have to submit to some form of oversight or monitoring for compliance.Just a guess.
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