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Leave room for legal ambition in the Paris Agreement

The Paris climate agreement expected in December should include the option for countries to take on legally binding targets, even if no country is willing to enlist initially Continue reading

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Climate change and the Post-2015 goals: Passing ships or all in the same boat?

CBDR was viewed as a dilution of the more straight-forward polluter pays principle, where the concepts of responsibility and liability are better defined. Two decades later, developing countries feel that even this diluted version of the polluter pays principle is threatened. Developed countries would like to replace CBDR with “applicable to all” in the climate negotiations, and “universally applicable” in the post-2015 negotiations, to reflect the “changing world order”. Continue reading

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