The 2015 Paris Agreement marked a turning point in the global community’s response to climate change. For the first time, almost all the world’s nations put forward specific pledges to cut their greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of limiting global warming to well below 2˚C, and ideally 1.5˚C.
The ten contributions in Climate Policy after the 2015 Paris Climate Conference provide a powerful and scholarly analysis of how this historic achievement came about.
With a new introduction providing an update on recent developments, the other chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal, Climate Policy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: international climate policy after Paris – an update on a changing world 1. Climate policy after the Paris 2015 climate conference 2. Climate change after Paris: from turning point to transformation 3. The Paris Agreement: resolving the inconsistency between global goals and national contributions 4. Precaution and post-caution in the Paris Agreement: adaptation, loss and damage and finance 5. The Paris Agreement: China’s ‘New Normal’ role in international climate negotiations 6. Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris 7. Small group, big impact: how AILAC helped shape the Paris Agreement 8. US- proofing the Paris Climate Agreement 9. Global trade and promotion of cleantech industry: a post- Paris agenda
Joanna Depledge is Fellow at the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG) at the University of Cambridge, and a member of the research network Climate Strategies.
Jorge E. Viñuales is Visiting Professor at LUISS, Guido Carli, and the Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy at Cambridge.
Emma Lees is Professor of Transnational Law at the European University Institute and Professor of Environmental and Property Law, and Wilson Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. She is also the Co- Director of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law and a Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG).
David M. Reiner is University Senior Lecturer in Technology Policy at the Judge Business School and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge. He is also a Research Associate of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).