Title: The Paris Agreement: Destined to Succeed or Doomed to Fail?
Speaker: Oran Young
Date: September 28, 2017
Venue: Room 725, Wenke building of Handan Campus, Fudan University
l A. Arguments of the supporter & detractor about Paris Agreement.
l B. The insufficiency for the commitments made by Paris Agreement, the fate of the Paris Agreements hangs on the prospect for ratcheting up the initial commitments.
l C. Paris Agreements Mechanism, ratcheting up the NDCs, funding and capacity building, mixed messages.
l D. Conditions relevant to Paris Agreements: configuration of interests, championship, incidents of costs and benefits, technological innovation and public attitudes.
l E. The last answer: there are many obstacles to success, such as late days, vague mechanisms, veto players, however, there are also plausible pathways to success, the climate shock scenario
and the social movement scenario.