On 12 December 2015, the twenty-first Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement. This marked the conclusion of the long process of crafting a new international climate regime that began with the adoption of the Bali Roadmap in 2007, failed spectacularly in Copenhagen in 2009, and resumed with a new approach in Durban 2011.
The article "Global Climate" summarises and analyses the main contents of the Paris Agreement. It was written by Wuppertal Institute's Wolfgang Obergassel, Christof Arens, Lukas Hermwille, Nico Kreibich, Florian Mersmann, Hermann E. Ott, and Hanna Wang-Helmreich and published in the Yearbook of International Environmental Law. It is available for free download.