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Calculations for the Greenhouse Development Rights Calculator

SEI US Working Paper, WP-US0803

Author(s): Kemp-Benedict, E.
Year: 2008

Research Area(s): Climate Equity

Description: 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

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