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Call for Papers: Thematic Issue WCP

Approaches to the notion of "ambition" in the Paris Agreement

Authors

  • Isaías Urzúa Guerrero Abogado, Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la Universidad de Chile, Diploma en Estudios Socioambientales de la Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades de la Universidad de Chile. Asistente de investigación y extensión, y ayudante del Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la Universidad de Chile (CDA).
  • Guadalupe Jiménez Blasco Graduada en Relaciones Internacionales por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (España) y Máster en Derecho internacional y europeo del medio ambiente. Asistente de investigación del Centro de Derecho Ambiental (CDA) de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile y del Centro del Clima y de la Resiliencia (CR)2 de la Universidad de Chile http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5946-9645

Abstract

The notion of "ambition" plays a preponderant role within the rules of the Paris Agreement, in particular, regarding the progressive updating of National Determined Contributions (NDC). However, this concept does not yet have sufficient clarity and distinction to be able to serve as a trulyguiding directive in the formulation of Chile's new contributions. That is why we try to deliver some guidance from the practice of climate negotiations and International Law. We also offer a brief orientation regarding the consequences that this reading would have for Chile when formulating its new NDC.

Keywords:

NDC, Paris Agreement, Ambition, International Law

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