REFLECTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION VIA LEGAL CASES IN US COURTS


26/11/2016





The Paris Climate Change Agreement, (from now on the Paris Agreement) was opened to signature on April 22nd, 2016 (see “UN Climate Change, Paris Agreement”:. This agreement concerns environmental provisions taken by various countries around the globe. On April 25th, 2016, Mr. Patrick J. Fischer, the economic officer and G20 Deputy Coordinator of the US Embassy in Ankara held a talk titled “Climate Change: What The Paris Agreement Means for Turkey, the US and the World” at the Turkish-American Association in Ankara. He presented the historical chronology of events where different nations had participated before signing this Paris Agreement on Earth Day, April 22, 2016. He explained that the First World Climate Conference was held in 1979, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force in 2005, the Copenhagen Accord was signed in 2009, the Durban Platform was held in 2011, and in 2015, certain governments negotiated concerning issues of finance and technology alongside compensation versus loss issues regarding climate change. He concluded that there were some valid criticisms of the Paris Agreement, for its ambitious character, enforcement, and unanswered questions. In response to a question by The Diplomatic Observer on the European Investment Bank’s role in climate change provisions, he underlined that many organizations from different parts of the world had ongoing efforts regarding climate change.By Derya AgişYou can read the rest of the article on our issue of June

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