A Critical Analysis of Cooperative Approaches to Climate Change Mitigation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

This project aims to develop a dynamic understanding of global cooperation in the governance of climate change mitigation. It first analyses how cooperative implementation mechanisms established by the Kyoto Protocol explain the trajectory of gloomy global cooperation in the governance of climate change mitigation. Then, it checks the effectiveness of the cooperative approaches provided by Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. Successful instances and failed attempts of global cooperation as well as their impacts on further cooperation are investigated to shed light on the durability, reversibility, linearity or changeability of global governance arrangements in the field of climate change mitigation. 

Keywords  global cooperation; implementation mechanisms; cooperative approaches; climate change mitigation; Paris Agreement; trajectory; pathways