Possible Elements of a 2015 Legal Agreement on Climate Change
In 2011, governments committed to negotiating a new legally-binding global agreement on climate change by 2015. This has given new impetus and direction to the UN negotiation process. It has also prompted increasing engagement on climate change from other forums and institutions, business, and civil society. After the declining on climate change since Copenhagen, 2015 is building as an important international moment for strengthening global cooperation on climate.
This paper aims to inform public debate by proposing possible elements of a 2015 legal agreement.