Wang Ruibin

China International Studies (English) - - Implementing The Paris Agreement: Achievements And -

is an Associate Research Fellow at the Department for World Economy and Development, China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).

1 “The Paris Agreement,” December 2015, http://unfccc.int/files/essential_background/convention/ application/pdf/english_paris_agreement.pdf.

2 “Countries at UN Conference Pledge to Press Ahead with Implementation of Paris Agreement,” UN News Center, November 18. 2016, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?newsid=55602&kw1=marrake ch&kw2=climate&kw3=#.wkuf9cwyzlp.

3 “Paris Agreement - Status of Ratification,” UNFCCC, http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9444.php.

4 “U.s.-china Joint Presidential Statement on Climate Change,” The White House (President Barack Obama), March 31, 2016, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/31/us-chinajoint-presidential-statement-climate-change.

5 “GHG Control Work Plan for the 13th Five-year Plan,” Central Government of the PRC, November 4, 2016, http://www.gov.cn/zhengce/content/2016-11/04/content_5128619.htm.

6 “Clean Power Plan,” US Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan. 7 “Energy Package: Clean Energy for All Europeans,” December 1, 2016, https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/ news/energy-package-clean-energy-all-europeans.

8 “Draft National Electricity Plan,” Central Electricity Authority of India, http://www.cea.nic.in/reports/ committee/nep/nep_dec.pdf.

9 “Countries at UN Conference Pledge to Press Ahead with Implementation of Paris Agreement.”

10 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Article 26, http://legal.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/english/ conventions/1_1_1969.pdf.

11 The Paris Agreement, Articles 2 & 4.

12 Ibid.

13 The Paris Agreement Article 4. 14 Ibid., Article 9.

15 Ibid., Article 15.

16 The World Bank, “Global Economic Prospects: Divergences and Risks,” June 2016, http://pubdocs. worldbank.org/en/842861463605615468/global-economic-prospects-june-2016-divergences-and-risks. pdf.

17 Lawrence Summers, “The Global Economy Is in Serious Danger,” The Washington Post, October.7, 2015, https:// www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-global-economy-is-in-serious-danger/2015/10/07/85e81666-6c5d11e5-b31c-d80d62b53e28_story.html.

18 OECD, “OECD Economic Outlook,” November 2016, Volume 2016 Issue 2, p.14, http://www. oecd.org/eco/outlook/general-assessment-of-the-macroeconomic-situation-oecd-economic-outlooknovember-2016.pdf.

19 “Total U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Energy Consumption between 1975 and 2015,” Statista, https://www.statista.com/statistics/183943/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-1999.

20 The Paris Agreement, Article 3.

21 Ibid., Article 4.

22 Ibid.

23 The Paris Agreement, Article 4.

24 The Paris Agreement, Article 4. 25 Ibid., Article 14.

26 “Renewables 2016 Global Status Report,” Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), October 2016, p.17, http://www.ren21.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ren21_gsr2016_ Fullreport_en_11.pdf.

27 Apurba Mitra, et al., “5 Key Takeaways from India’s New Climate Plan (INDC),” October 2015, http:// www.wri.org/blog/2015/10/5-key-takeaways-india%e2%80%99s-new-climate-plan-indc.

28 “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016,” Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, March 2016, p.14, http://fs-unep-centre.org/sites/default/ files/publications/globaltrendsinrenewableenergyinvestment2016lowres_0.pdf.

29 OECD/IEA, “Energy and Climate Change: World Energy Outlook Special Briefing for COP21,” 2015, p.4, http://www.worldenergyoutlook.org/media/news/weo2015_cop21briefing.pdf.

30 The World Bank, “Carbon Pricing Watch 2015,” July 15, 2016, p.1, http://documents.worldbank.org/ CURATED/EN/387741468188935412/PDF/96602-REVISED-WP-P153405-PUBLIC-BOX393190B.PDF.

31 Ibid.

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