Paris Agreement and the Regions Adapt Initiave: The Role of Transnational Action in the Adoption and Implementation of Climate Policies
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 91-96
Received: Jun. 27, 2017; Published: Jun. 27, 2017
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Fernando Rei, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Santos, Santos, Brazil
Mariângela Mendes Lomba Pinho, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Santos, Santos, Brazil
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Abstract
The Paris Agreement reaffirms the important role of non-Party stakeholders in climate action. This article examines the outcomes of paradiplomatic action undertaken in the adoption and implementation of adaptation climate policies by subnational governments, introducing the Regions Adapt Initiative. The great differential in this project is that this was the first global initiative specifically focused on the theme adaptation. Over the past few decades, a number of initiatives have been implemented to mitigate climate change, but is necessary to go a bit further and take action to adapt to current and future conditions to ensure sustainable development. In some parts of the world the State has already demonstrated that they are not able to act effectively in this segment and this space has been occupied by subnational actors, who become important agents in international relations. While paradiplomacy influenced the adoption of the subnational climate change policies, the ensuing steps necessary for implementing this policy has a significant transnational engagement.
Keywords
Paris Agreement, Transnational Climate Action, Subnational Climate Policy, Environmental Paradiplomacy, Regions Adapt Initiative
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Fernando Rei, Mariângela Mendes Lomba Pinho, Paris Agreement and the Regions Adapt Initiave: The Role of Transnational Action in the Adoption and Implementation of Climate Policies, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 91-96. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20170504.16
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