New article: Facilitating Implementation and Promoting Compliance With the Paris Agreement Under Article 15

The article ‘Facilitating Implementation and Promoting Compliance With the Paris Agreement Under Article 15: Conceptual Challenges and Pragmatic Choices´ authored jointly by Gu Zihua, Jacob Werksman and myself has been published in Climate Law, Volume 9 (2019): Issue 1-2 (Apr 2019): Special Issue on the Paris Rulebook.

This article provides a comprehensive overview of the modalities and procedures for the effective operation of the committee tasked to facilitate implementation of, and promote compliance with, the provisions of the Paris Agreement.

This is done in the context of the negotiation history and the object and purpose of the Paris Agreement.

The article explains how the Committee is expected to function, the situations that trigger its proceedings, and the outcomes that can be expected. The article also explores the linkages to other processes and mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, especially the Enhanced Transparency Framework, and explains how the Committee will add value to the Paris Agreement’s architecture.


The article can be downloaded here: 

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I am also happy to share a pdf version with you, upon request.


With kind regards,


Professor Dr. Christina Voigt

University of Oslo

Department of Public and International Law


Chair of the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Coordinator of PluriCourts, Center of Excellence at the University of Oslo, Member of the IUCN Task Force on Climate Change



Tags: Paris Agreement, Climate, Enhanced Transparency Framework By Christina Voigt
Published May 14, 2019 10:50 AM - Last modified May 14, 2019 10:52 AM