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The Paris Agreement on Climate Change


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Christiana Figueres: Foreword Part I: Introductory Chapters 1: Introduction: Scientific and Political Drivers for the Agreement Andreas Fischlin: A. Background and the Role of Science Maria Ivanova: B. Politics, Economics, and Society 2: Foundations for the Paris Agreement Joanna Depledge Conference: A. The Legal and Policy Framework of the United Nations Climate Change Regime Andrew Higham: B. Pre-2020 Climate Action and teh Emergent Role of Non-party Stakeholders 3: Jane Bulmer, Meinhard Doelle, and Daniel Klein: The Negotiating History of the Paris Agreement 4: Lavanya Rajamani and Emmanuel Guerin: Central Concepts in the Paris Agreement and How They Evolved 5: Ralph Bodle and Sebastian Oberthur: The Legal Form of the Paris Agreement and Nature of its Obligations Part II: Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement 6: Maria Pia Carazo: Contextual Provisions (Preamble and Article 1) 7: Halldor Thorgeirsson: Objective (Article 2.1) 8: Lavanya Rajamani: Guiding Principles and General Obligation (Article 2.2 and Article 3) 9: Harald Winkler: Mitigation (Article 4) 10: Antonio La Vina and Alaya de Leon: Conserving and Enhancing Sinks and Reservoirs of Greenhouse Gases, including Forests (Article 5) 11: Andrew Howard: Voluntary Cooperation (Article 6) 12: Irene Suarez and Angela Churie: Adaptation (Article 7) 13: Linda Siegele: Loss and Damage (Article 8) 14: Jorge Gastelumendi and Inka Gnittke: Climate Finance (Article 9) 15: Heleen de Coninck and Ambuj Sagar: Technology Development and Transfer (Article 10) 16: Crispin DAuvergne and Matti Nummelin: Capacity-Building (Article 11) 17: Jeniffer Hanna Collado: Education, Training, Public Awareness, Participation and Access to Information (Article 12) 18: Yamide Dagnet and Kelly Levin: Transparency (Article 13) 19: Jurgen Friedrich: Global Stocktake (Article 14) 20: Yamide Dagnet and Eliza Northrop: Facilitating Implementation of and Promoting Compliance (Article 15) 21: Christina Voigt: Institutional Arrangements and Final Clauses (Articles 16-29) Part III: Concluding Reflections 22: Meinhard Doelle: Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses 23: Maria Pia Carazo and Daniel Klein: Implications for Public International Law 24: Andrew Higham: Epilogue Selected Bibliography

About the Author

Daniel Klein is an international environmental law expert, currently working as Legal Officer at the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). He worked for seven years in the central unit of the UNFCCC's Executive Direction and Management Programme responsible for coordinating the substantive support to the international negotiations, first, under the Bali Road Map process (2009-2012), and second, on the Paris Agreement (2013-2015). Maria Pia Carazo is a member of the faculty of the Department of International Law at the UN-mandated University for Peace. Her current research focuses on harmonization of international legal regimes, human rights and climate change. Among others, she worked as a researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Meinhard Doelle is a professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, where he teaches climate change, energy and environmental law, and serves as Associate Dean, Research. His current research focusses on the UN climate regime, energy governance, and environmental impact assessments. Jane Bulmer is an expert in international environmental law. She has worked as a lawyer for the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat since 2009, where she was a key member of the secretariat team that supported negotiations for the Paris Agreement. In particular, she worked on issues relating to the global stocktake and provided legal and procedural advice. Andrew Higham is Chief Executive of Mission 2020, an initiative aimed at driving down global emissions at the pace required for full decarbonization by 2050. He was in charge of driving the strategy for reaching a universal, legally binding agreement within the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat from 2011-2016: managing the formation of the Durban Mandate and later on the team that supported the drafting of the Paris Agreement.

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