Calculations for the Greenhouse Development Rights Calculator
SEI US Working Paper, WP-US0803Author(s): Kemp-Benedict, E.
Research Area(s): Climate EquityDescription: The Greenhouse Development Rights(GDRs) on-line calculator is a web-based tool for examining the implications of different assumptions under the GDRs framework for allocating the costs of climate mitigation and adaptation. This working paper documents the main GDRs-relevant calculations, in particular those depending on within-country income distributions. The paper also presents the derivation of the Gini coefficient for a weighted sum of lognormal distributions. This is a general result that can be used to calculate regional Gini coefficients in applications other than the GDRs calculator