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UN Environmental Law Lecture - The International Law of Climate Change after the Paris Agreement

last modified Jan 27, 2017 12:47 PM

In this UN environmental law lecture, Professor Jorge E. Viñuales provides an up-to-date survey of the international law of climate change, paying particular attention to the Paris Agreement adopted in December of 2015, and in force since early November 2016. 

It begins with a brief account of the historical development of the climate change regime, since the conclusion of the UNFCCC to the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 to the many efforts over the years to reach a new wider agreement, which came to fruition in December 2015. It then discusses the legal architecture of the Paris Agreement, its main components and its broader basis in transnational and comparative law.

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