If we don’t honestly and courageously deal with the differentiation challenge, we’re going to get a low ambition agreement.
Self-differentiation is not good enough. Neither is political differentiation that reflects only power and negotiation games. In submitting their INDCs, developing countries have made the first move to progress beyond the Kyoto categories set out in 1992. Developed countries should acknowledge this shift and respond by constructively addressing differentiation in regard to mitigation, finance and transparency, to ensure an equitable agreement.
We need a dynamic approach to differentiation that is sensitive to changing levels of development and capability. We need a robust agreement that equitably closes the mitigation and development gaps. That agreement must reflect specific differentiation in each element.