Negotiating climate change in the UN: same procedure as every year? Not quite!

Camilla Bausch, Michael Mehling

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In 2007, Heads of State of eight major industrialised nations affirmed that the United Nations will remain ‘the appropriate forum for negotiating future global action on climate change.’ Within the U.N., however, a number of concurrent ‘tracks’ emerged for negotiations and discussions, accompanied by a certain degree of overlap and giving rise to questions on the mandate, scope, and limitations of each track as a pathway to a future climate regime. This article provides a retrospective on ten years of climate negotiations under the U.N., and traces important milestones and trends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalCarbon and Climate Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2017


  • UN
  • Paris Agreement
  • Kyoto Protocol
  • climate change

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