Paving the Way to the Paris COP21

OUTREACH, Stekeholderforum, December 2014

2 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2019

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to grow in the world. However, something unheard of in the field of climate change mitigation happened in November 2014. The US and China, together responsible for 44% of global GHG emissions, agreed to reduce their GHG emissions as part of the process towards a new global climate change agreement that is expected to take place at the COP21 in December 2015 in Paris. Moreover, China is the first emerging economy to announce a date on which it expects its CO2 emissions to peak. This may trigger other major developing countries to do the same.

Keywords: Climate Diplomacy, GHG Emissions, Paris Agreement, COP21

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, Paving the Way to the Paris COP21 (2014). OUTREACH, Stekeholderforum, December 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3401504

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

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