The Evolution and Governance Architecture of the United Nations Climate Change Regime

Daniel Bodansky and Lavanya Rajamani, ‘Evolution and Governance Architecture of the Climate Change Regime’, in Detlef Sprinz and Urs Luterbacher (eds), International Relations and Global Climate Change: New Perspectives (MIT Press, 2nd edn, 2016 Forthcoming)

51 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2012 Last revised: 20 Nov 2016

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Lavanya Rajamani

Centre for Policy Research

Date Written: November 14, 2016

Abstract

This book chapter provides an historical and legal introduction to the UN climate change regime. It reviews the development of the regime, from the emergence of the climate change issue in the 1980s through the adoption of the 1992 UN Framework on Climate Change, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the 2001 Marrakech Accords, the 2007 Bali Action Plan, the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, the 2010 Cancun Agreements, the 2011 Durban Platform, and the 2015 Paris Agreement. The chapter outlines the principal elements of the legal regime, and concludes with some brief observations about the future direction of the UN climate change regime.

Keywords: climate change, global warming, international law, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Bodansky, Daniel and Rajamani, Lavanya, The Evolution and Governance Architecture of the United Nations Climate Change Regime (November 14, 2016). Daniel Bodansky and Lavanya Rajamani, ‘Evolution and Governance Architecture of the Climate Change Regime’, in Detlef Sprinz and Urs Luterbacher (eds), International Relations and Global Climate Change: New Perspectives (MIT Press, 2nd edn, 2016 Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168859

Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

Lavanya Rajamani (Contact Author)

Centre for Policy Research ( email )

Dharma Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, 110022
India

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