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.
Introduction: international climate policy after Paris – an update on a changing world
1. Climate policy after the Paris 2015 climate conference
Jorge E. Viñuales, Joanna Depledge, David M. Reiner and Emma Lees
2. Climate change after Paris: from turning point to transformation
3. The Paris Agreement: resolving the inconsistency between global goals and national contributions
Niklas Höhne, Takeshi Kuramochi, Carsten Warnecke, Frauke Röser, Hanna Fekete, Markus Hagemann, Thomas Day, Ritika Tewari, Marie Kurdziel, Sebastian Sterl and Sofia Gonzales
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
Isabel Hilton and Oliver Kerr
6. Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris
7. Small group, big impact: how AILAC helped shape the Paris Agreement
Guy Edwards, Isabel Cavelier Adarve, María Camila Bustos and J. Timmons Roberts
8. US- proofing the Paris Climate Agreement
9. Global trade and promotion of cleantech industry: a post- Paris agenda
John A. Mathews