“The UN climate talks can tackle fossil fuels head-on: here’s how” (Climate Home News)
Weikmans, van Asselt & Roberts, “Transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement and their (un)likely impact on strengthening the ambition of nationally determined contributions (NDCs)”, Climate Policy
Alexander Zahar, “Collective Obligation and Individual Ambition in the Paris Agreement”, Transnational Environmental Law
“32 leading countries set benchmark for carbon markets with San Jose Principles” (ODCC)
“Carbon markets will not help stop climate change” (Climate Home News)
Sam S. Rowan, “Pitfalls in comparing Paris pledges”
" The Paris pledges are unique documents in climate governance that outline what each country intends to do to combat climate change. Often, these documents contain headline greenhouse gas percentage reduction targets that appear to summarize countries’ contributions to mitigation. This is a boon for comparative climate policy research. However, I show in this paper that the Paris pledges require detailed interpretation to be comparable. I demonstrate the risks in comparing these targets by re-visiting a recent studying linking national public opinion to the stringency of countries’ mitigation goals. I develop new indicators that better account for the structure of the targets and show in replications that the original finding is inconsistent with the underlying data. I conclude by drawing lessons for studying the Paris pledges. "
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