Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2019)
Climate change and the role of global administrative law: An overview
Author(s): Rakesh Chandra
Abstract: Globalization has transformed the world into a global village. At the same time, it has been largely instrumental in integrating the whole world into a unit by a vast range of regulatory regime that has led to the emergence of a global state, through international institutions. This concept of global governance has paved the way for the development of global administrative law. Climate change is the most persistent and perplexing phenomenon of our times. Its culmination on the form of Global warming is wreaking havoc on the normal life of the people the world over. With a view to put a check on this constantly rising of temperature, a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change was convened in 2015 which is well known as Paris Agreement. Recently, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) took place at Katowice, Poland. It evolved and adopted a set of guidelines -the Paris Rulebook -for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement to strengthen the global response to climate change. Though these rules have provided a stepping stone to all countries of the world for removing the administrative glitches in implementing the Paris Agreement. But it seems there are some left over areas which need more brainstorming. This paper deals with the various aspects of the Paris Rulebook in the backdrop of the global administrative law.