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Title:Africa and the Paris climate change agreement
Author:Chin-Yee, Simon
Periodical:African Affairs: The Journal of the Royal African Society (ISSN 1468-2621)
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:international agreements
climate change
External link:http://afraf.oxfordjournals.org/content/115/459/359.short
Abstract:On 12 December 2015, the 195 member states party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) formally adopted the Paris Agreement. This agreement, replaces the failed Copenhagen Accord. The Copenhagen Accord showed deep splits amongst African countries. South Africa was part of the coalition that drafted the final text behind closed doors (with Brazil, India, China, and the USA) and Ethiopia publicly supportive of the Accord, while many other African countries agreed that it produced a disastrous outcome for the continent. This briefing considers African influence at the twenty-first conference of the parties to the UNFCCC (COP21) and asks whether the final deal is a good one from an African perspective. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]