The Paris Climate Change Agreement A New Hope

57 Daniel Bodansky, Legal Options for U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Agreement 14 (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, may 2015), at www.c2es.org/docUploads/legal-options-us-acceptance-new-climate-change-agreement.pdf. 10 Fiona Harvey, Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique : le plus grand succès diplomatique au monde, Guardian (14th Décembre 2015), at www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/13/paris-climate-deal-cop-diplomacy-developing-united-nations. 96 As one observer in Paris reportedly said, “You might as well agree that all fairies should also ride unicorns.” Jeff Goodell, L`accord de Paris sur le climat sauvera-t-il le monde?, Rolling Stone (Jan 13, 2016), at www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/will-the-paris-climate-deal-save-the-world-20160113?page=2. The Paris Climate Agreement: A New Hope? / Bodansky, Daniel. 194 Tom Switzer, The Paris Agreement is a Triumph of Hope over Facts, Sydney Morning Herald (Dez. 30, 2015), www.smh.com.au/comment/paris-climate-agreement-is-a-triumph-of-hope-over-facts-20151227-glvfd0.html. 8 Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney, 196 countries endorse the historic climate agreement, Wash. Position (December 12, 2015), at www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/12/12/proposed-historic-climate-pact-nears-final-vote/. 54 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Article 2(1)(a), 23 May 1969, 1155 UNTS 331 (definition of the Treaty as `an international instrument concluded between States in writing and subject to international law,. . .

whatever its particular name”). 4 Tiffany Germain, Kristen Ellingboe &Kiley Kroh, The Anti-Science Climate Denier Caucus: 114th Congress Edition, Climate Progress (January 8, 2015), thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/01/08/3608427/climate-denier-caucus-114th-congress/. 118 i. Article 4.3. The expectation of “progress” seems stronger than the principle of “non-back”, proposed by some during the negotiations, because it implies that the parties make progress and not only will not withdraw. It can be met by changes in the chain, scope or type of contribution. 188 Paris Pledge for Action, on www.parispledgeforaction.org/about/ (last visited march 15, 2016). 76 U.S. Climate Action Network, Who`s on board with the Copenhagen Accord?, at www.usclimatenetwork.org/policy/copenhagen-accord-commitments (last visited March 15, 2016). 1 This article is based on the author`s previous writings on the UN climate regime, including: A Tale of Two Architectures: The Once and Future UN Climate Change Regime, 43 Ariz. Saint-L.

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