Guide to the Paris Agreement

European Capacity Building Initiative

In 160 pages, the Guide to the Paris Agreement describes the scope, structure and content of the Paris Agreement in easily accessible language. It is an extended and updated version of the 2016 ecbi Pocket Guide to the Paris Agreement that takes into account subsequent decisions adopted by Parties in Katowice and Madrid. It contains the provisions of the Agreement, explanations of these provisions, short summaries of potential implications for domestic law and policy in the developing countries as well as a comprehensive index. The Guide also provides an introduction to the negotiations that led up to the adoption of the Agreement.

This Guide is meant as a companion for those participating in or following the negotiations under the Paris Agreement. It is also intended to strengthen national law and policy makers’ understanding of the Paris Agreement, offering some general points when considering the Agreement’s domestic implementation.

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