Law and Governance of Climate Integrity Systems

Sponsored by the Australian Research Council, this project brings together top researchers on international environmental law and climate change, addressing the following questions:

  1. What lessons can be learnt from the UNFCCC development and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol?
  2. Are the implementation and compliance mechanisms within the 2015 Paris Accord sufficient?
  3. How will parties be held accountable for their intended nationally-determined contributions (INDCs) and how will these be reviewed?
  4. What role will the facilitating implementation mechanisms play and how will parties use these?
  5. How has the concept of integrity been incorporated within the Paris Accord?
  6. How do parties to the UNFCCC ensure consistency, coherence or contextintegrity at the national and subnational levels?
  7. How can the integrity of particular mechanisms of the regime be improved upon (Clean Development Mechanism, REDD-plus, Loss and Damage Mechanism)?
  8. How can climate finance be mobilized and channeled with integrity?
  9. How can action on adaptation be stepped up?
  10. What lessons can be drawn from implementation of climate policies at national and sub-national levels?

The first workshop organized by the project produced the book Ethical Values and the Integrity of the Climate Change Regime (Ashgate 2015). The second workshop will produce a book on “Global Climate Governance” and the third workshop to be held in March 2016 at JGU will be on the “Codification and Implementation of the Global Climate Regime in the Aftermath of the Paris Accord”.