Climate framework laws in Latin America and their alignment with the Paris Agreement – a comparative analysis

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 26/11/2020

This paper provides a comparative analysis of Latin American climate change framework legislation in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay. It assesses if and to what extent the legislation in those countries meets the requirements of the Paris Agreement, identifies gaps and achievements, draws lessons and offers some recommendations.

*A version of the paper in Spanish is also available to download*