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Post-2020 Climate Change Regime Formation by Suh-Yong Chung

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Introduction and overview

Suh-Yong Chung

Since the international community recognized the serious threat climate change poses to the world, various efforts have been made at different levels by diverse actors. Among them, the UN process mainly focusing on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been the center of discussions. In 1992, states adopted the UNFCCC on the occasion of the Rio Conference. As the first global mechanism to address climate change, the UNFCCC has tried to mobilize various resources to tackle climate change. Based on the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997 as an implementation tool to further the efforts of international community.

The Kyoto Protocol contains more detailed rules ...

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