CPR explores legal aspects of the 2015 Climate Agreement

Negotiating the 2015 Climate Agreement Issues relating to Legal Form and Nature

A partner organisation of the Southern Voice network, the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) held a seminar titled “Negotiating the 2015 Climate Agreement: Issues relating to Legal Form and Nature” on 3 July 2015 at the CPR Conference Room.

The then on-going UN negotiations for a 2015 climate agreement were yet to address two fundamental legal issues which influence the effectiveness of the Paris agreement viz. establishing the precise legal form this agreement will take, and determining the legal nature of the individual offers (known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, or INDC) submitted by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change prior to the Paris agreement.

The opening of the seminar was officiated by Dr Lavanya Rajamani, Research Professor, CPR. A recent publication of Dr Rajamani titled Negotiating the 2015 Climate Agreement: Issues relating to Legal Form and Nature appeared in the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios, Issue 28 (2015).

Shortly, a panel discussion took place with former Ambassador Chandrashekar Dasgupta, Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Luther M Rangreji, Associate Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asia University.

Click here for the full audio recording.

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