Post-Paris Agreement: New Directions?


Paris ‘delivered’ when it adopted a new global climate agreement last December. Essentially, the Paris Agreement provides a framework for a new climate regime. Whilst it represents a step in the right direction, its success, ultimately, will be measured by its durability and capacity to work in practice. This, in turn, will depend on having tools in place to make this happen. Elaborating the detailed technical rules for the Agreement’s implementation will, therefore, be key.

These next steps and likely developments will be discussed at a seminar hosted by Matrix Chambers and the Legal Response Initiative on Thursday 4th February 2016, at 18:00 – 19:30, at Matrix Chambers (see address in the link below). The event will be also an opportunity to reflect on the main Paris outcomes.

How the so called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will be revised is one of the key aspects of the Agreement. The legal issues around these NDCs, and non-regression as a feature of the Agreement, will be among the topics covered.

Speakers include James Cameron (Overseas Development Institute), Kate Cook (Matrix) and Christoph Schwarte (LRI).

If you are interested in attending this event, please email Matrix at

You can find more details at Post-Paris event