Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights

The first section of this briefing paper provides information on the key principles and obligations, many of which overlap, that are included in the preamble of the Paris Agreement. The linkages between these principles and effective climate action are highlighted, including identifying the key international frameworks that define the related commitments and obligations of governments in other fora. Subsequent section explains how these principles and obligations could be integrated in key aspects of the modalities for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. The briefing concludes with a set of recommendations aimed at decision-makers and other stakeholders involved in the ongoing climate negotiations.