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Part III Concluding Reflections, 23 Implications for Public International Law: Initial Considerations

María Pía Carazo, Daniel Klein

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: 27 September 2022

Climate change — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, application — Treaties, binding force — Treaties, interpretation

This chapter seeks to situate the Paris Agreement within the broader realm of public international law. It focuses on the possible implications and influence of the Agreement on other international treaty regimes and policy areas, and vice versa. The Paris Agreement sets the collective struggle against climate change on a new course and has the potential to be a game changer, also in relation to other areas of international law and policy. One question that arises is whether conflicts between the climate and other treaty regimes will intensify and whether they will impair an effective and successful implementation either of the Paris Agreement or of the other treaty regimes. If so, the chapter considers what might be the best avenues for preventing this and instead improving harmonization and synergies between international legal regimes.

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