Contraction and Convergence

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"Contraction & Convergence (C&C) offers an intellectual framework for reaching international agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. C&C was developed in the 1990s by the Aubrey Meyer of the UK-based Global Commons Institute.

Contraction describes a path of emissions reductions to reach a safe level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Convergence describes a narrowing of the current emissions gap among the world's peoples — to gradually achieve equitable per capita shares of global greenhouse gas production." (