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Part II Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement, 21 Institutional Arrangements and Final Clauses (Articles 16–29)

Christina Voigt

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: 26 November 2022

Climate change — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, application

This chapter details the institutional arrangements (Articles 16–19) and final clauses (Articles 20–29) of the Paris Agreement. These Articles are the most direct indication of Parties' intention of the Agreement to be a treaty under international law within the meaning of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT). The provisions on institutional arrangements and the final clauses allow for the operation of the Agreement and facilitate implementation by the Parties and the Depositary. Institutional arrangements concern the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA) in Article 16, as well as other bodies listed in the succeeding Articles. The final clauses of the Paris Agreement contain provisions regulating procedural aspects of the treaty operation.

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