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Part II Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement, 7 Objective (Article 2.1)

Halldór Thorgeirsson

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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2021

Climate change — Treaties, binding force — Treaties, interpretation — General principles of international law

This chapter analyses the objective statement of Article 2 of the Paris Agreement. This statement reflects the overall objective of the Paris Agreement to manage the global risks associated with climate change. It does so by combining into one the interrelated objectives of limiting climate change, of increasing the ability to adapt to climate change, and of making global finance flows consistent with a low-emission and climate resilient development path. It also firmly anchors the global response to climate change within sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty. This chapter thus details how Article 2 of the Paris Agreement, in conjunction with the other international instruments of the climate change regime, comprehends and effects these objectives.

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