Paris Agreement

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Guest Blog: The Critical Role of Lawyers and Bar Associations in Achieving Net Zero

Lawyers, bar associations, and law societies have an important but not fully recognized role to play in achieving the net zero goal in the Paris Agreement. Over the last few years, a unique collaboration involving the American Bar Association (ABA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), […]

Recent developments on carbon dioxide removal: Increasing policy support but governance issues remain

Support for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is growing globally. Governments are, it seems, beginning to listen to the growing chorus of scientists who have warned that deploying CDR is essential to avoid catastrophic climate change. Government funding for research and deployment of CDR is increasing. Many governments are beginning to […]

Back in the game: Brazil’s reengagement in climate governance

  To say that Brazilians are an environmentally conscious people (and soccer afficionados) is an understatement. The country has an established reputation in both fields. Brazil is the most successful international team in World Cup history. Perhaps less excitingly, but more consequentially, Brazil also has a long tradition of progressive […]

Global Climate Change Negotiations Seek a Rulebook and Greater Ambition: Report from the Bonn Meetings

By Dena Adler Thousands of country delegates, NGO representatives, citizens, researchers, and members of the private sector converged in Bonn, Germany for two weeks of meetings to advance global climate change negotiations, ending on May 10. While the annual international climate summit, called the Conference of the Parties or “COP,” […]

Human Rights and the Paris Agreement: The Need to Incorporate Safeguards into the Cooperative Approaches Established Under Article 6

By Romany Webb The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is set to begin next Monday, November 6, in the city of Bonn in western Germany. The COP will bring together representatives of 194 countries for two weeks of talks […]