Implementing the Paris Agreement

panorama of ParisAt COP 21 in Paris on 12 December 2015 countries agreed to a new global deal to tackle climate change. In the lead up to the Paris summit the Institute carried out research on topics central to the eventual deal, including mechanisms for mobilising climate finance, embedding international climate legislation into national action and equity and differentiation between developed and developing countries.

 


Publications and commentaries:

Assessing the consistency of national mitigation actions in the G20 with the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Sini Matikainen  17 November, 2016

This study uses the ‘Paris consistency monitor’ to assess whether the past and present action by G20 countries on climate mitigation is consistent with meeting the key requirements of the Paris Agreement. read more »


Climate policy in China, the European Union and the United States: main drivers and prospects for the future

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi, Keith J. Benes, Fergus Green, Augustin Lagarde, Isabella Neuweg, Georg Zachmann  17 November, 2016

This report assesses the domestic constraints and opportunities for the development of climate policy in China, the EU and the US. read more »


Robert Falkner

The Paris Agreement and the new logic of international climate politics

a research article by Robert Falkner  31 August, 2016

This article reviews and assesses the outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris in … read more »


Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of pledges for the Paris Agreement

a policy report by Alina Averchenkova, Samuela Bassi  1 February, 2016

This report provides the results of an analysis of “intended nationally determined contributions”, or INDCs, that were submitted by countries ahead of the Paris Agreement on climate change. read more »


The Road to Paris: Look beneath the surface for the new climate politics

The Road to Paris: Look beneath the surface for the new climate politics

a commentary by Robert Falkner  30 November, 2015

Associate, Robert Falkner writes that, beneath the surface of diplomatic wrangling at the Paris climate summit, new drivers of global climate policy are making themselves heard. read more »


United Nations

Strengthening non-state climate action: a progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit

a working paper by Sander Chan, Robert Falkner, Harro van Asselt, Matthew Goldberg  23 November, 2015

This report provides the first progress assessment of climate actions launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York. read more »


Intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Joe Cranston Turner, Bob Ward  30 October, 2015

This analysis considers whether the INDCs that were submitted by 23 October 2015 are consistent with a reasonable chance of not exceeding the 2°C warming limit. read more »


The road to Paris and beyond

The road to Paris and beyond

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Fergus Green, Nicholas Stern  31 August, 2015

This paper shows that effective international cooperation can help the world develop along a 2°C pathway and adapt to the climatic changes already locked-in as a result of past and ongoing greenhouse gas emissions. read more »


Climate negotiations, sustainable development and growth – speech

Climate negotiations, sustainable development and growth – speech

a policy presentation by Nicholas Stern  26 August, 2015

Speech by Nicholas Stern at an event organised by the French government in Paris ahead of the climate change summit. read more »


Tracking intended nationally determined contributions: what are the implications for greenhouse gas emissions in 2030?

a policy paper by Rodney Boyd, Joe Cranston Turner, Bob Ward  19 August, 2015

This paper looks at whether the intended national determined contributions (INDCs) that were submitted by 20 July 2015 are consistent with the 2°C limit. read more »