The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary by Daniel KleinThe Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary by Daniel Klein

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary

EditorDaniel Klein, Maria Pia Carazo, Meinhard Doelle

Paperback | July 31, 2017

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The most important climate agreement in history, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change represents the commitment of the nations of the world to address and curb climate change. Signed in December 2015, it will come into force on the 4th November, and efforts toward fulfilling its ambitiousgoals are already under way. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Commentary and Analysis combines a comprehensive legal appraisal and critique of the new Agreement with a practical and structured commentary to all its Articles. Part I discusses the general context for the Paris Agreement, detailing the scientific, political,and social drivers behind it, providing an overview of the pre-existing regime, and tracking the history of the negotiations. It examines the evolution of key concepts such as common but differentiated responsibilities, and analyses the legal form of the Agreement and the nature of its provisions.Part II comprises individual chapters on each Article of the Agreement, with detailed commentary of the provisions which highlights central aspects from the negotiating history and the legal nature of the obligations. It describes the institutional arrangements and considerations for nationalimplementation, providing practical advice and prospects for future development. Part III reflects on the Paris Agreement as a whole: its strengths and weaknesses, its potential for further development, and its relationship with other areas of public international law and governance. The book is an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners, policy makers, and actors in the private sector and civil society, as they negotiate the implementation of the Agreement in domestic law and policy.
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 neg...
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Title:The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and CommentaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:July 31, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Christiana Figueres: ForewordPart I: Introductory Chapters1. Introduction: Scientific and Political Drivers for the AgreementAndreas Fischlin: A. Background and the Role of ScienceMaria Ivanova: B. Politics, Economics, and Society2. The Current United Nations Climate Regime: The Convention and its Kyoto ProtocolJoanna Depledge: A. The Legal and Policy Framework on the Eve of the Paris ConferenceAndrew Higham: B. Pre-2020 Climate Action and teh Emergent Role of Non-party Stakeholders3. Jane Bulmer, Meinhard Doelle, and Daniel Klein: The Negotiating History of the Paris Agreement4. Lavanya Rajamani and Emmanuel Guerin: Central Concepts in the Paris Agreement and How They Evolved5. Ralph Bodle and Sebastian Oberthur: The Legal Form of the Paris Agreement and Nature of its ObligationsPart II: Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement6. 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: Market and Non-Market Approaches to Enhance Mitigation (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 D'Auvergne 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 Reflections22. Meinhard Doelle: Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses23. Maria Pia Carazo and Daniel Klein: Implications for Public International LawPrologueAppendicesParis AgreementDecision Adopting the Paris AgreementBibliography