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Jorge E. Viñuales on the International Law of Climate Change after the Paris Agreement
28 Oct 2016 -  Mr. Jorge E. Viñuales, Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy, University of Cambridge

"The International Law of Climate Change after the Paris Agreement"
This lecture provides an up-to-date survey of the international law of climate change, paying particular attention to the Paris Agreement adopted in December of 2015, and in force since early November 2016. It begins with a brief account of the historical development of the climate change regime, since the conclusion of the UNFCCC to the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 to the many efforts over the years to reach a new wider agreement, which came to fruition in December 2015. It then discusses the legal architecture of the Paris Agreement, its main components and its broader basis in transnational and comparative law.