A revised version of the article "Positive signs, negative signs: A first assessment of the UN climate conference in Marrakech" from November 23 2016 has now been published in the Yearbook for International Environmental Law (YIEL) by Oxford University Press. The article analyses the results of the UN climate conference in Marrakech in November 2016. The conference underlined the determination of the international community to implement the Paris Climate Agreement from Paris even against the background of Donald Trump having been elected US president in November 2016. Furthermore, the article discusses the role of non-governmental and sub-national actors in combating climate change. Alongside positive developments, the article also stresses the difficulties facing the international community like the financing of adaption policies in poor countries.
The article was written by Wolfgang Obergassel, Christof Arens, project co-ordinators in the research unit Energy, Transport and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute; Lukas Hermwille, Nicolas Kreibich, Florian Mersmann and Hanna Wang-Helmreich, research fellows in the research unit Energy, Transport and Climate Policy at the Wuppertal Institute as well as Prof. Hermann E. Ott, Senior Advisor for Global Sustainability and Welfare Strategies at the Wuppertal Institute.
The full article can be downloaded as PDF at the following link.