The Paris Agreement Implementation Blueprint: Legal Avenues to Blueprint Implementation (Part 2)

(2017) 25(2) Environmental Liability

13 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2017

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Tim Crosland

Plan B

Aubrey Meyer

Global Commons Institute

Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh

University of Amsterdam ; University of the South Pacific, School of Law; University of Cambridge, Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research

Date Written: September 1, 2017

Abstract

The combination of political and climate crises in early 2017 create the conditions for the ultimate perfect storm. The dramatic collapse of polar ice-sheets, coupled with climatic and weather conditions increasingly hostile to human life and livelihoods, appear to demand an immediate international response at precisely the moment when coordinated political action appears unattainable.

Governments have agreed to limit warming to 1.5C or ‘well below’ 2C, but the world remains on course for disaster. There is currently no plan or framework for closing the gap between action and goal. More specifically there is no common framework to support either the equitable division of the remaining carbon budget or the quantification of rights to finance (upon which any equitable division of the carbon budget must depend).

In Part 2 of this paper we describe the legal avenues to implementation of the Blueprint framework described in Part 1 of this article.

Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Law, Climate Liability, Paris Agreement, UNFCCC, Climate Change and Human Rights, Climate Litigation, Global Justice, Climate Justice

JEL Classification: I30, I31, I32, K00, K32, K33, K41, K42, L31, L50, L51, O11, O14, O15, O19, O21, O33, O34, O35, O38

Suggested Citation

Crosland, Tim and Meyer, Aubrey and Wewerinke-Singh, Margaretha, The Paris Agreement Implementation Blueprint: Legal Avenues to Blueprint Implementation (Part 2) (September 1, 2017). (2017) 25(2) Environmental Liability, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3055523

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Aubrey Meyer

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Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh

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University of the South Pacific, School of Law ( email )

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