Understanding the Paris agreement: analysing the reporting requirements under the enhanced transparency framework

At the Paris climate conference (COP-21) in December 2015, the Conference of the Parties decided to adopt the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This was the first time that 195 Parties had agreed on a universal, legally binding climate instrument. The Agreement will enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention, accounting in total for at least an estimated 55 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions, will have deposited their instruments of ratification/acceptance/approval/accession. As of 5th October 2016, 74 Par¬ties had ratified the Agreement, accounting for 58.82% of global GHG emissions.1 The Paris Agreement will thus enter into force on 4th November 2016.

Authors:Denis DR Desgain, Sudhir Sharma
Published year:2016
Content type:Report
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Orbit ID:79e245c0-7bec-4078-93da-4a2667bf1072
Publisher:UNEP DTU Partnership
Is current:Current
No. of pages:36