The Paris Agreement goal on finance flows

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 07/10/2021

Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement sets a goal of making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. This briefing provides an overview of the Article 2.1c goal on finance flows and an introduction to the legal implications of this goal. It will be seen that the goal has legal salience on multiple levels, including within the UNFCCC process, in the realm of Party implementation through domestic legislation and regulation and through international institutions and transnational initiatives.