Lukas Meyer and Pranay Sanklecha gave a talk at Princeton University in December on the relevance of the past in allocating the remaining global carbon budget between nations. They explored the idea that when one claims that the inequality of past emissions are relevant to determining future allocation, one also should accept the expectations of individuals in historically high-emitting countries. Prof. Peter Singer was the commentator, and as is to be expected with such a claim and such a commentator, the talk was well attended and the discussion was very lively. Indeed, it went on at dinner (with ca. 25 people attending) after the talk for about 3 hours. And then also in the pub, by which point the contributions were even livelier.
For a description of the event, please visit the official Princeton Website.