Chapter 7: International Action on Climate Change Mitigation

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

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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

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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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Climate Change and the Elections: Five Takeaways

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“Why Growth Can’t Be Green”

"New data proves you can support capitalism or the environment – but it's hard to do both" https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/09/12/why-growth-cant-be-green/

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