COP 21: Diplomatic Milestone or Half Measure?

Published By: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSI | Published Date: January, 01 , 2016

Year 2015 ended with scenes of congratulatory jubilation in Paris. The world had for once come together to deliver what is now referred to as the Paris Agreement at the end of the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (or COP 21). Hailed as the first truly universal and unanimous agreement on climate, it was celebrated as progress in humanity’s collective fight against climate change. But what did the 197 countries agree on? What should we make of it? And does it go far enough?

Author(s): S. Rajaratnam International Studies | Posted on: Feb 27, 2016 | Views() | Download (172)

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