Rethinking the Legal Form and Principles of a New Climate Agreement
2011 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17), Durban, South Africa. Photo by: UNClimateChange, Wikimedia Commons.
This chapter aims at clarifying the legal character of a climate agreement, the benefits of a legally binding climate agreement and the differenciated approach between states in the agreement. The authors conclude by proposing the substantive content and legal form a future climate agreement could have.