A few takes on the Paris deal

Here is Brad Plumer.  And Michael Levi at CFR.  And CarbonBrief on the agreement.  And Bjorn Lomborg.

Overall, it seems to set up a framework for future deals, without being so much of a deal itself.  Here is an excerpt from Levi:

Rather than enforcing these through international law (which has proven to be toothless for climate) the Paris Agreement aims to mobilize political pressure. It does that mainly by mandating a set of transparency measures and a process for regularly and publicly reviewing each country’s progress (though much of the detail on each remains to be developed).

It also establishes a process under which each country is supposed to put forward stronger national emissions reduction plans every five years.

Let’s hope for the best…


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