The Role of Non-State Actors in Reviewing Ambition, Implementation, and Compliance Under the Paris Agreement
Forthcoming in Climate Law 6(1), 2016.
14 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016
Date Written: February 1, 2016
Non-state actors will play a unique and crucial role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Although much of the focus in the run-up to Paris was on mitigation commitments and actions taken by those actors, this essay focuses on another valuable contribution: to hold the Parties to their obligations under the Paris Agreement. Specifically, it argues that, while the formal avenues for non-state actor participation in review processes – seen here to encompass the review of implementation, compliance and effectiveness – remain limited, there are several other ways in which non-state actors can be, and already have been, influential.
Keywords: climate change, compliance, international law, non-state actors, Paris Agreement, transparency UNFCCC
JEL Classification: K32, K33
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