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Title The implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change / edited by Vesselin Popovski
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Law, ethics and governance series
Law, ethics and governance.
Contents Cover; Endorsement; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Contributors; Series editor's preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Implementation of international environmental agreements; Questions and challenges; Literature review; Implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement; A walk through the book; Conclusion; 2 'Hard' and 'soft' law on climate.change: Comparing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol with the 2015 Paris Agreement; 1997 Kyoto Protocol; 2015 Paris Agreement; Facilitating implementation
Novelty in the Paris Agreement, compared with the Kyoto ProtocolConclusion; 3 A comparative architectural analysis of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and the 2015 Paris Agreement and other ... ; Introduction; The road from Kyoto to Paris; Analysis of top-down (categorical) and bottom-up (differentiated) responsibilities; Alternative option for incentivising state compliance?; Arbitrating non-compliance; Prosecuting non-compliance; Exiting formal treaty-based regimes in favour of customary international law
4 Promoting the implementation of international environmental law: Mechanisms, obligations and indicatorsGlobal environmental conventions, governance and international law; Implementing environmental conventions: definition and determinants; Conceptual framework and categorization of facilitation implementation mechanisms; Reporting; Institutional arrangements; Capacity-building and technology transfer; Finance; Facilitation implementation mechanisms in global environmental conventions; Use of implementation mechanisms in global environmental conventions; Conclusions
5 Strengthening compliance under the Convention on Biological Diversity: Comparing follow-up and review ... Introduction; Principles, obligations and institutional arrangements under the CBD; Obligations and responsibilities: Articles 6-22; Institutional arrangements; Translating global goals and targets into concrete national actions and measures: the challenge ahead; The road up to 2014; Developments post-2014 at the twelfth and thirteenth meetings of the COP; Comparison with the UNFCCC: discussion and conclusion
6 Five short words and a moral reckoning: The Paris regime's CMA-APA equity stocktake processSection 1: the stocktake mandated by the Paris Agreement; Section 2: equity vs. 'collective progress'; The meaning of 'equity'; Collective progress versus equity's differentiations; Section 3: ways forward and three desiderata; Collective progress and equity-irrelevance; Section 4: challenges to a facilitative dialogue and a beneficial outcome; Section 5: ways forward; Logistical recommendations; Practical encouragement; Comparability and quantification; Plurality and inclusiveness
Summary In December 2015, 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, seen as a decisive landmark for global action to stop human- induced climate change. The Paris Agreement will replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2020, and it creates legally binding obligations on the parties, based on their own bottom-up voluntary commitments to implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The codification of the climate change regime has advanced well, but the implementation of it remains uncertain. This book focuses on the implementation prospects of the Agreement, which is a challenge for all and will require a fully comprehensive burden- sharing framework. Parties need to meet their own NDCs, but also to finance and transfer technology to others who do not have enough. How equity- based and facilitative the process will be, is of crucial importance. The volume examines a broad range of issues including the lessons that can be learnt from the implementation of previous environmental legal regimes, climate policies at national and sub-national levels and whether the implementation mechanisms in the Paris Agreement are likely to be sufficient. Written by leading experts and practitioners, the book diagnoses the gaps and lays the ground for future exploration of implementation options. This collection will be of interest to policy-makers, academics, practitioners, students and researchers focusing on climate change governance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 28, 2019)
Subject United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9). Protocols, etc. (2015 December 12)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9)
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Climate change mitigation.
LAW -- Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.
Climate change mitigation.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Popovski, Vesselin, editor.
ISBN 9781351815796