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Resource heterogeneity leads to unjust effort distribution in climate change mitigation

dc.affiliation.dptoUC3M. Departamento de Matemáticases
dc.affiliation.grupoinvUC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Interdisciplinar de Sistemas Complejos (GISC)es
dc.contributor.authorVincens, Julian
dc.contributor.authorBueno Guerra, Nereida
dc.contributor.authorGutierrez Roig, Mario
dc.contributor.authorGarcia Lazaro, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorGomez-Gardeñes, Jesus
dc.contributor.authorPerello, Josep
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Angel
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, Yamir
dc.contributor.authorDuch, Jordi
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commissionen
dc.contributor.funderMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad (España)es
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-15T09:17:37Z
dc.date.available2019-07-15T09:17:37Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-31
dc.description.abstractClimate change mitigation is a shared global challenge that involves collective action of a set of individuals with different tendencies to cooperation. However, we lack an understanding of the effect of resource inequality when diverse actors interact together towards a common goal. Here, we report the results of a collective-risk dilemma experiment in which groups of individuals were initially given either equal or unequal endowments. We found that the effort distribution was highly inequitable, with participants with fewer resources contributing significantly more to the public goods than the richer -sometimes twice as much. An unsupervised learning algorithm classified the subjects according to their individual behavior, finding the poorest participants within two "generous clusters" and the richest into a "greedy cluster". Our results suggest that policies would benefit from educating about fairness and reinforcing climate justice actions addressed to vulnerable people instead of focusing on understanding generic or global climate consequences.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Generalitat de Catalunya (ES) 2013 DI 49 to Dr. Julian Vicens and Dr. Jordi Duch, Generalitat de Catalunya (ES) 2014 SGR 608 to Dr. Mario Guitérrez-Roig and Dr. Josep Perelló, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2013-47532-C3-2-P to Dr. Mario Guitérrez-Roig and Dr. Josep Perelló, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2016-78904-C3-2-P to Dr. Julian Vicens and Dr. Josep Perelló, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2013-47532-C3-1-P to Dr. Jordi Duch, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2016-78904-C3-1-P to Dr. Jordi Duch, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2015-71582-C2 to Dr. Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2014-55867-P to Dr. Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes and Dr. Yamir Moreno, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ES) FIS2015-64349-P to Dr. Angel Sánchez, Horizon 2020 640772 to Dr. Julian Vicens, Dr. Carlos Grácia-Lázaro, and Dr. Yamir Moreno, Horizon 2020 662725 to Dr. Angel Sánchez and Dr. Yamir Moreno. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.en
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dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationVicens, J., Bueno-Guerra, N., Gutiérrez-Roig, M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Gómez-Gardeñes, J., Perelló, J., . . . Duch, J. (2018) Resource heterogeneity leads to unjust effort distribution in climate change mitigation. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204369.en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204369
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage1
dc.identifier.publicationissue10 (e0204369)
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage17
dc.identifier.publicationtitlePLoS Oneen
dc.identifier.publicationvolume13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10016/28600
dc.identifier.uxxiAR/0000022685
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherNuno Araujo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugales
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/GA- 662725en
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2015-64349-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2013-47532-C3-2-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2016-78904-C3-2-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2013-47532-C3-1-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2016-78904-C3-1-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2015-71582-C2es
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. FIS2014-55867-Pes
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/640772en
dc.rights© 2018 Vicens et al.en
dc.rightsAtribución 3.0 España*
dc.rights.accessRightsopen accessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/*
dc.subject.ecienciaMatemáticases
dc.titleResource heterogeneity leads to unjust effort distribution in climate change mitigationen
dc.typeresearch article*
dc.type.hasVersionVoR*
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