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Discussing the consequences of global climate change at a conference, representatives of a developing nation suggest that those nations that contribute the most greenhouse gases (GHGs) to the atmosphere should contribute the most to paying for adaptive responses worldwide. Further, this representative pointed out that her poor country contributes less than 1% of the annual GHGs and has less than 0.1% of the world’s wealth. This representative’s appeal represents: 

(a) the precautionary principle 

(b) the polluter pays and equity principles 

(c) an argument for mitigation instead of adaptation. 

(d) stages 2 and 3 of the climate change skeptics responses.

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Correct option: (d) stages 2 and 3 of the climate change skeptics responses


In environmental law, the polluter pays principle is enacted to make the party responsible for producing pollution, to be held responsible for paying the damage done to the natural environment.

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