Comma but Differentiated Responsibilities: Punctuation and 30 Other Ways Negotiators Have Resolved Issues in the International Climate Change Regime

30 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2016

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Susan Biniaz

Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Date Written: June 2016

Abstract

International climate change negotiations have a long history of being contentious, and much has been written about the grand trade-offs that have allowed countries to reach agreements. Issues have often involved, for example, the level of ambition, differentiated treatment of Parties, and various forms of financial assistance to developing countries. This compendium of textual examples focuses on smaller, language-based tools negotiators have used to resolve differences. Presented in roughly chronological order, these examples are drawn from my personal involvement in international climate negotiations ― and are by no means exhaustive. It is hoped that the examples may be of interest to those who follow climate change in particular, as well as of potential use to those who work in other international fields.

Keywords: Climate Change, International Climate Change

Suggested Citation

Biniaz, Susan, Comma but Differentiated Responsibilities: Punctuation and 30 Other Ways Negotiators Have Resolved Issues in the International Climate Change Regime (June 2016). Columbia Law School, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, June 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2805193

Susan Biniaz (Contact Author)

Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law ( email )

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435 West 116th Street
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United States

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