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Part II Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement, 17 Education, Training, Public Awareness, Participation, and Access to Information (Article 12)

Jeniffer Hanna Collado

From: The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary

Edited By: Daniel Klein, María Pía Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, Andrew Higham

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2022

Since World War II — Climate change — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, application — Treaties, interpretation

This chapter turns to Article 12 of the Paris Agreement, which recognises the importance of education, training, public awareness, public participation, and public access to information (ACE) to achieve the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the ultimate goal of the Convention. This chapter briefly reviews the context and negotiation history of the Article. It also analyses the scope of the provision and the tasks that countries will need to engage in, in order to fill the gaps and needs of Parties to implement ACE activities, such as education strategies and financial resources in preparation of the Agreement's entry into force. Since the adoption of the Convention, education has been acknowledged as fundamental for an adequate global response to climate change. To conclude, a critical evaluation and final remarks on ways to facilitate the implementation of Article 12 of the Paris Agreement are given.

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