PAC 147 – A Partial Reconfiguration of the Climate Arena The First Climate Chance Summit for Non-state Actors, Nantes, November 26-28, 2016

By Simon Uzenat. Translation: Lea Sharkey

On October 5, 2016, the conditions have been reunited to bring the Paris Agreement into force, as it has been ratified by at least 55 countries accounting for an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. Thirty days later, on November 4, 2016, the Paris Agreement is made effective…

PAC 146 – Countering Illegal Fishing: the Failures of a Normative Framework The African Union Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development, Lomé, Oct. 10-15. 2016

By Valérie Le Brenne. Translation: Lea Sharkey

From October 10 to 15 2016, the African Union Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development took place in Lomé (Togo). At the end of the meeting, thirty-one States adopted a charter to combat maritime piracy and IUU fishing (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing)…

PAC 141 – A Political Ambition without Legal Constraints The COP21 Outcomes

By Weiting Chao. Translation: Lea Sharkey

The Paris Climate Conference (COP21) opened in Le Bourget on November 30, 2015. The conference reunited 147 State Leaders, negotiators representing 195 countries and 50 000 participants. On December 12, a global agreement replacing the Kyoto Protocol has been adopted…

PAC 138 – Oceans Issues: a Marginal Priority The Restricted Scope of COP21

By Valérie Le Brenne. Translation: Lea Sharkey

From November 30 to December 11, 2015, the 21st Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21). Following intense talks, the negotiators compromised on a 40 pages agreement, aiming to restrict the global warming to 2 degrees Celsius…

PAC 136 – A Political Censorship of Industrial Risks Tianjin Explosions, August 12 to 15, 2015

By Clément Paule. Translation: Lea Sharkey

On the evening of August 12, 2015, a blast shook off Tianjin City, the fourth most populated urban area of the People’s Republic of China. According to Chinese media, the incident had been caused by accidental fire of a storage station containing ethanol and alcohol based products…

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