Enforceability of International Climate Change Agreements: The need to implement International Commitments into Local Legal Frameworks.

In order to reduce climate change the international agreements has addressed main topics such as periodical objectives for emission reductions, incentives and responsibilities of the parties. However, none of the commitments will be effective if the signatory countries are not legally bound to observe them. A flexible compliance enforcement system will not be sufficient to guarantee results. The effectiveness of any international agreement is directly related to the enforceability of the clauses that were agreed by the parties.
The thesis of this paper is that in order to ensure the success of any International Climate Change legal framework, it is required for each signatory country to implement the signed International Convention into the domestic legal system further to its formal ratification.

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