Chapter 3: The UNFCCC Regime, From Rio to Paris

Recommended materials

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 9 May 1992, 1771 UNTS 107

Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015, in annex of decision 1/CP.21, “Adoption of the Paris Agreement” (12 December 2015)

UNFCCC Secretariat, Aggregate effect of the intended nationally determined contributions: an update, doc. FCCC/CP/2016/2 (2 May 2016)

Supplementary materials

Daniel Bodansky, “The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New hope?” (2016) 110:2 American Journal of International Law 288

Daniel Bodansky, “The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Commentary” (1993) 18:2 Yale Journal of International Law 451

Latest materials

Mario Gervasi, On the United States’ Decision to Withdraw from and Cease Implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

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Alexander Zahar, “Collective Obligation and Individual Ambition in the Paris Agreement”, Transnational Environmental Law

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“The UN climate talks can tackle fossil fuels head-on: here’s how” (Climate Home News)

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“32 leading countries set benchmark for carbon markets with San Jose Principles” (ODCC)

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“Carbon markets will not help stop climate change” (Climate Home News)

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