Annalisa Savaresi: The Paris Agreement – A New Beginning
In December 2015, the world took a historic step towards tackling climate change with the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The agreement established a framework for global action to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with a goal to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The Paris Agreement was a significant achievement in the fight against climate change, but it is not the end of the battle. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the agreement, we must take stock of where we are and what we need to do to achieve the goals it set out.
Enter Annalisa Savaresi, a legal scholar and expert in international environmental law who has been studying the Paris Agreement since its adoption. Her research focuses on the intersection of climate change, human rights, and the law, with a particular emphasis on the Paris Agreement.
In a recent article, Savaresi highlights the challenges facing the implementation of the Paris Agreement, including the need for stronger commitments from countries to reduce emissions, a lack of financial resources, and political obstacles.
But despite these challenges, Savaresi sees the Paris Agreement as a new beginning for global action on climate change. The agreement has created a framework for cooperation between countries, and it has raised awareness of the urgent need to address the issue.
Savaresi argues that the Paris Agreement has also opened up new avenues for legal action, particularly in the realm of human rights. The agreement recognizes the importance of protecting human rights in the context of climate change, and this provides a basis for legal challenges to government inaction on climate change.
Savaresi`s work is a reminder that the battle against climate change is far from over, but it is also a source of hope. The Paris Agreement may not have solved the problem of climate change, but it has provided a roadmap for action and a framework for cooperation. With experts like Savaresi leading the way, we can continue to make progress towards a more sustainable future for all.