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7 Paris Agreement

From: International Climate Change Law

Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Lavanya Rajamani

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 June 2022

Climate change — Environmental disputes

This chapter details the 2015 Paris Agreement, its four overarching issues, and its key provisions. The Paris Agreement is a landmark in the UN climate negotiations. It sets an ambitious direction for the climate regime, and complements this direction with a set of common core obligations for all countries, including legally binding obligations of conduct in relation to parties' nationally determined mitigation contributions, and an expectation of progression over time. It also establishes a common transparency and accountability framework and an iterative process, in which parties take stock, every five years, of their collective progress and put forward emission reduction contributions for the next five-year period. The Paris Agreement, moreover, commands universal or near universal acceptance, and is applicable to all.

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