The Evolution and Governance Architecture of the Climate Change Regime
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Centre for Policy Research
January 15, 2015
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).
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, and the 2011 Durban Platform. 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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 64
Keywords: climate change, global warming, international law, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol
JEL Classification: K32, K33
Date posted: October 31, 2012 ; Last revised: July 31, 2015