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Policy Brief 3 - Global Evolution of the Climate Change Regime - The Paris Agreement and the Road to COP26 (2011-2019)

The Queen Mary University of London Global Policy Institute has published four Climate Change Policy Briefs covering the history of the international community’s response to climate change and the global evolution of the climate change regime. From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 to the present day, our Policy Briefs put the COP26 summit in Glasgow in context.

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This Third Brief focuses on the global climate deal, the steps taken after the Paris Agreement, including the Katowice Rule Book and the lead up to COP26 and beyond. During the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020), issues including the ambition gap, requirement for comprehensive adaptation and the urgency to keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius (2°C), there was a need for decisive action.


The Paris Agreement, 2015 signalled a new era in Climate Change governance as 196 countries agreed to keep global warming below 2°C of pre-industrial levels. All parties were to self-assess and make reduction commitments.

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Policy Brief 3 - Global Evolution of the Climate Change Regime - The Paris Agreement and the Road to COP26 (2011-2019) [PDF 1,006KB]

 

 

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