publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Paris COP 21: Power that Speaks the Truth?

Morgan, Jamie;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Mar 2016 Journal: Globalizations, volume 13, pages 943-951 (issn: 1474-7731, eissn: 1474-774X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group In this paper, I set out some of the key aspects of the Paris COP 21 Climate Change Agreement. The Paris Agreement was initially reported as a major success. However, this was in so far as many thought any kind of agreement at all was unlikely, and because the Agreement includes Article 2: an aspiration to maintain average global temperature increases to significantly less than 2°C. I then ask the question: if the Paris Agreement is a success of sorts, has anything fundamental changed in order to translate the conditional success of achieving an agreement into an actual success that will realise the go...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, General Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Sociology and Political Science, Public Administration, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Climate change, Global temperature, Sociology, Climate Change Agreement, Law, Positive economics, Economic system
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