A moment in the sun: does the Paris Agreement on climate change mark an evolution or an extinction of international environmental law?

Symposium

A moment in the sun: does the Paris Agreement on climate change mark an evolution or an extinction of international environmental law?

Level 9, Room 920
Melbourne Law School, Building 106
185 Pelham Street

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Join us with lead negotiator for the European Union, Jacob Werksman, in conversation with Alice Palmer, on the place of the Paris Agreement in the development of international environmental law.

Since world leaders met in Paris in 2015 and adopted an agreement on climate change, states have been eager to promote the pact as a triumph of international cooperation. But does the Paris Agreement’s deference to sovereign choice mark a significant erosion in the nature of international climate change law? Or is the agreement a pragmatic framework for cooperation and accountability that recognizes the practical limitations of international law?

Presenters

  •  Jacob Werksman
    Jacob Werksman, Principal Adviser to the European Union Directorate General for Climate Action
  •  Alice  Palmer
    Alice Palmer, Senior Fellow