Paris Agreement, Past & Future
This on-line resource, Paris Agreement, Past & Future, allows you to see more deeply into the specific text changes that occurred during the two weeks of negotiation at COP21. Our team of experts tracked these key articles, from the final ADP2-11 text used on November 30, 2015, the day COP21 opened, until the gavel dropped and the final text of the Agreement was adopted on Saturday, December 12, 2015.
For each article, read our observations about specific text changes that occurred during COP21 (under the button) and our predictions for more interpretation of specific provisions in the next two years as the Agreement enters into force (under the button). Use this table of commonly used acronyms to help you make sense of it all. For an overall description of each article that provides context for these specific observations, use our Documenting COP21 resource.
The key articles we tracked are:Preamble
Article 2 (Purpose)
Article 4 (Mitigation)
Article 5 (Forests, Land Use)
Article 6 (Cooperative Approaches)
Article 7 (Adaptation)
Article 8 (Loss and Damage)
Article 9 (Finance)
Article 10 (Technology Development and Transfer)
Article 11 (Capacity Building)
Article 13 (Transparency)
Article 14 (Global Stocktake)
Article 15 (Implementation and Compliance)