Environment

Paris Agreement and Consensus to Address Climate Challenge

A world record 150 country leaders launched landmark climate talks in Paris. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides tools for states to commit to climate mitigation goals, to collectively ratchet up their ambition, and to oversee their implementation. Representatives of 195 nations have adopted this climate blueprint.

This Insight provides an overview of the Decision adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21 Decision) and the Paris Agreement that map engagement on:

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8
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Elizabeth Burleson
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International Court of Justice Decides Costa Rica–Nicaragua Cases (December 16, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 16, 2015, the International Court of Justice (Court) issued its decision in the joined cases concerning

Paris Climate Agreement is Signed (December 12, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On December 12, 2015, the UN Secretary-General issued a press statement characterizing the