Article 2: Aims, objectives and principles

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This chapter provides a critical commentary of Article 2 of the Paris Agreement which sets the instrument’s key ‘target temperature’ – “well below 2°C” – and provides a novel degree of prominence to climate adaptation and finance. Notwithstanding these welcome innovations, the provision is the product of questionable compromises that may well undermine the core objectives of the entire climate regime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Subtitle of host publicationA Commentary
EditorsGeert Van Calster, Leonie Reins
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781788979184
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameElgar Commentaries Series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


  • climate change
  • climate law
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate constitutionalism

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