Session 2: Overview of the climate regime

In-class materials:

  • Part 1, Why an International Climate Regime? Notes, slides.
  • Part 2, The Climate Regime, From Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Notes, slides.

Documents to read or watch before the course:

  • Video: The Sierra Club, “Climate Change, Spotlight: China” (2015), download here (here is the original source).
  • Video: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report” (2014), download here (here is the original source).
  • Fiona Harvey, “Paris climate change agreement: the world’s greatest diplomatic success” The Guardian (14 December 2015), download here (here is the original source).

Complementary documents:

  • Philippe Sands and Jacqueline Peel, Principles of International Environmental Law (3rd, 2012), pp. 274-298, download here.
  • Stephen Gardiner, “A Perfect Moral Storm: Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics and the Problem of Moral Corruption” (2006) 15 Environmental Values 397, download here.
  • Benoit Mayer, “Conceiving the Rationale for International Climate Law” (2015) 130(3) Climatic Change 371, download here.
  • Video: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “The Physical Science Basis” (2013), download here (here is the original source).
  • Video: Al Gore, “An inconvenient truth” (2006), download here.
  • Joachin Schleich et al., “Citizens’ perceptions of justice in international climate policy: an empirical analysis” (2016) 16 Climate Policy 50, download here.