1st Edition

Climate Policy after the 2015 Paris Climate Conference

    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    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

    Joanna Depledge

    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

    Richard Kinley

    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

    Anju Sharma

    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

    Emma Lees

    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

    Luke Kemp

    9. Global trade and promotion of cleantech industry: a post- Paris agenda

    John A. Mathews



    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).