North Carolina Journal of International Law

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Forcing Climate Change: An Agreement Doomed to Fall Short

By: Shawn Johnston The Paris Agreement has achieved monumental support from the international community regarding climate change.  Since the agreement was negotiated in December 2015, “194 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change members have signed the treaties, 125 of which have ratified it.”[1]  These actions certainly demonstrate international approval of a concerted effort to protect the climate.  However, the…