Savaresi A (2016) The Paris Agreement: An Equity Perspective. BENELEX Project Blog, 29.01.2016. http://www.benelexblog.law.ed.ac.uk/2016/01/29/the-paris-agreement-an-equity-perspective/
The 21st Conference of the Parties(COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) adopted a new climate treaty, the Paris Agreement. The Agreement makes unprecedented references to climate justice, human rights and the role of non-state actors in addressing climate change. This post reflects on these references, providing an early assessment of where the Paris Agreement leaves States in their efforts to tackle climate change in the light of equity, as well as linkages with BENELEX research on fair and equitable benefit-sharing.