Chapter 7: International Action on Climate Change Mitigation

Recommended materials

Lavanya Rajamani, “The 2015 Paris Agreement: Interplay Between Hard, Soft and Non-Obligations” (2016) 28:2 Journal Environmental Law 337

M.J. Mace, “Mitigation Commitments under the Paris Agreement and the Way Forward” (2016) 6:1-2 Climate Law 21

Michael Oppenheimer & Annie Petsonk, “Article 2 of the UNFCCC: Historical Origins, Recent Interpretations” (2005) 73:3 Climatic Change 195

Supplementary materials

G20 Leaders Statement: The Pittsburgh Summit (24-25 September 2009)

Marjan Peeters & Thomas Schomerus, “Modifying Our Society with Law: The Case of EU Renewable Energy Law” (2014) 4:1-2 Climate Law 131

Latest materials

P Erickson, M Lazarus & G Piggot, “Limiting fossil fuel production as the next big step in climate policy”

(2018) 8 Nature Climate Change 1037-1043 "Despite the current ambivalence of the United States towards the Paris Agreement, national and local jurisdictions across the globe remain committed, and they are seeking ways to increase the ambition and effectiveness of their climate policies. One way forwards could be limiting the production — not just the consumption …

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G Iacobuta, “National climate change mitigation legislation, strategy and targets: a global update”

Climate Policy (forthcoming) “Global climate change governance has changed substantially in the last decade, with a shift in focus from negotiating globally agreed greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets to nationally determined contributions, as enshrined in the 2015 Paris Agreement. This paper analyses trends in adoption of national climate legislation and strategies, GHG targets, and renewable …

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In the news

“Federal judge demands Trump administration reveal how its drilling plans will fuel climate change”

Washington Post (20 March 2019), reporting on a ruling that blocks drilling on 300,000 acres of leases in Wyoming. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/03/20/federal-judge-casts-doubt-trumps-drilling-plans-across-us-because-they-ignore-climate-change/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.df9c53bd72c8

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“How to Cut U.S. Emissions Faster? Do What These Countries Are Doing”

New York Times, 13 February 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/13/climate/cut-us-emissions-with-policies-from-other-countries.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Climate%20and%20Environment

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‘Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Releases Green New Deal Outline’

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/07/691997301/rep-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-releases-green-new-deal-outline

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