PLAY #16: COMMON BUT DIFFERENTIATED RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESPECTIVE CAPABILITIES IN LIGHT OF DIFFERENT NATIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES (DEC 16)

All at the same time:

 

UN OFFICIAL makes a large banner: ‘We are all one.’

PROTESTOR chants softly, ‘no justice, no deal…no justice, no deal…’

TRYING TO UNDERSTAND rearranges magnetic letters on a large fridge to spell out the title of the play.

The freezer part of the large fridge defrosts.

BUT??? records a v-log in front of the audience.

 

BUT???

I know

that history is very 1988

but

what about the recognition of historical responsibility for emissions

that was enshrined into the UN Climate Framework in 1992?

I know

that it’s good if everybody moves away from fossil fuels

especially if this deal’s real about that

but

shouldn’t there be more clarity about how differentiated responsibilities work?

I know

that the rich countries responsible for glutting the atmosphere with C02

pledge and promise

to help poor countries to adapt and mitigate

but shouldn’t those pledges be part of their responsibilities?

I know

that believing in the stability of words is very 1962

I know

that words are poor blankets when a storm is coming

but shouldn’t they mean something?

 

 

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