Climate Policy Collection
5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement
The landmark Paris Agreement was adopted to great acclaim on 12 December 2015. Endorsed by almost all the world’s governments, the treaty establishes ambitious global goals to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and preferably 1.5 degrees. Global emissions must reach “net zero” in the second half of this century. All participating countries must contribute to achieving these goals, by pledging their own carbon reducing targets along with plans to adapt to climate change and support the poorest governments in their efforts.
Over the past 5 years, Climate Policy has published dozens of influential papers that analyse the Paris Agreement and prospects for its implementation, and that propose new and innovative ways of maximising the treaty’s impact. On the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement’s adoption, we are delighted to showcase some of the best of these contributions, including three dedicated special issues.
Transparency and Accountability
|2018||Entry into force and then? The Paris agreement and state accountability
Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, Maya Groff, et al.
|2017||Transparency of action and support in the Paris Agreement
Harald Winkler, Brian Mantlana, et al.
|2017||Informing transparency in the Paris Agreement: the role of economic models
Henry D. Jacoby, Y.-H. Henry Chen, et al.
|2020||Interpreting the UNFCCC’s provisions on ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ in light of the Paris Agreement’s provision on ‘loss and damage’
|2018||Measuring the adaptation goal in the global stocktake of the Paris Agreement
Brianna Craft & Susannah Fisher.
|2017||What does the Paris Agreement mean for adaptation?
Alexandra Lesnikowski, James Ford, et al.
|2020||Putting equity into practice in the global stocktake under the Paris Agreement
|2019||Catalyzing mitigation ambition under the Paris Agreement: elements for an effective Global Stocktake
Lukas Hermwille, Anne Siemones, et al.
Article 6 Mechanisms
|2020||Outside in? Using international carbon markets for mitigation not covered by nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement
Lambert Schneider, Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, et al.
|2019||Additionality revisited: guarding the integrity of market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement
Axel Michaelowa, Lukas Hermwille, et al.
|2019||Environmental integrity of international carbon market mechanisms under the Paris Agreement
Lambert Schneider & Stephanie La Hoz Theuer.
|2019||How to operationalize accounting under Article 6 market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement
Benito Müller & Axel Michaelowa.
|2019||When less is more: limits to international transfers under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement
Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, Lambert Schneider, et al.