LRI volunteers share reflections on the SB52 virtual meeting

The 52nd sessions of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies met over the period 31 May to 17 June 2021. This was the first meeting since COP25 in December 2019 and, in the light of the covid-19 travelling restrictions, it was held in a virtual format. This was unchartered territory for negotiators, even the most seasoned amongst […]

Binding unilateral declarations on mitigation NDCs?

A slightly shorter version of this commentary was initially published on 27 May through the Climate Law Blog of the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law at http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2021/05/27/should-countries-issue-binding-unilateral-declarations-on-ghg-emission-targets/ In 1978, during a phase of the Cold War when relationships between …

The Paris Agreement for your mobile phone

You can download the App for Android phones from Google Play and for Apple phones from the App Store. To make it easier for negotiators and other climate policy makers to access and understand the content of the Paris Agreement in these virtual times we have developed an App. It is largely based on our Guide on the […]

Policy Brief on Legislating the Paris Agreement in Africa

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement over five years ago and its implementing guidelines in 2018, countries’ focus is gradually shifting from the international arena to domestic implementation of their climate commitments. In practice, countries will pursue a range of approaches, depending on national circumstances and priorities, that are likely …