The Evolution of the UNFCCC

Kuyper, Jonathan, Schroeder, Heike and Linnér, Björn-Ola (2018) The Evolution of the UNFCCC. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 43. pp. 343-368. ISSN 1543-5938

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Abstract

This article takes stock of the evolution of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through the prism of three recent shifts: the move away from targeting industrial country emissions in a legally binding manner under the Kyoto Protocol to mandating voluntary contributions from all countries under the Paris Agreement; the shift from the top-down Kyoto architecture to the hybrid Paris outcome; and the broadening out from a mitigation focus under Kyoto to a triple goal comprising mitigation, adaptation, and finance under Paris. This review discusses the implications of these processes for the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of the UNFCCC's institutional and operational settings for meeting the convention's objectives. It ends by sketching three potential scenarios facing the UNFCCC as it seeks to coordinate the Paris Agreement and its relationship to the wider landscape of global climate action.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 10:30
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 06:55
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/68619
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-030119

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