Zeitschrift für Umweltverschmutzungseffekte und -kontrolle

Zeitschrift für Umweltverschmutzungseffekte und -kontrolle
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International Climate Change Policymaking: An Outline of the Post-Paris Framework

Sikder BB* and Prodhan S

This paper focuses on some likely multilevel climate policymaking pathways outlining the scenarios for effective global climate regimes. It analyzes the trends of international diplomacy after the Paris Agreement set the goal to limit Global Mean Surface Temperature to around 1.5°C and investigates how that is going to shape the courses of policies and actions. After understanding the physical sciences as accurately as we can, some of the pressing issues of climate change rest upon mobilizing practical actions where core interests of the parties involve complex political momentum. Development, economic growth, and business-as-usual scenarios must be balanced for drastic actions needed to achieve the energy transition and sustainability goals with scientific advocacy. The post-Paris challenges would, however, is to script an appropriate action plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions with multilateral policies like obligating the gradual phase-out of fossil fuels, tougher carbon taxing, allocating sufficient funds for the productions of zero carbon technologies. Our analysis also dissects the feasibilities and pitfalls of global climate politics and governance that might affect practical actions. Apt policies involving promotion of renewables in all levels, maneuvering supply chains, and creating a sustainable market mechanism for viability and profits will likely help achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement.