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New Rule Trend Intelligence Report has been published utilizing RuleWatcher®

Pub Date:November, 2023

Author:KOBAYASHI, Masamichi Translated by: ODA, Taiyo


Every year during the winter season, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP) is held as a forum for international policy consensus building and negotiations on climate change issues. This year, the conference is scheduled to be held in the UAE (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) from November 30 to December 12.

Climate change has been a major issue in international politics since the 1990s, and since the Paris Agreement in 2015, negotiations have been ongoing on specific measures to resolve the issue. However, how was the international awareness of the issue created, what has been decided, and how will the discussions proceed?

Climate change policy has also become an important issue for consensus building among multiple countries. This year, the G7 meeting was held in Japan, where climate, energy, and environment were also discussed. What do the ministers of major countries see as the key issues now?

In this issue, we attempted to clarify "where we are now in the climate negotiations" by taking a fresh look back at the agreements that have been reached since the beginning of the international negotiations on climate change issues. In addition, we analyzed the communiqué document of the G7 Climate, Energy, and Environment Ministers' Meeting, reviewed the outcomes of the COP28 pre-meeting (SB58), and tried to understand COP28-related rule trends by utilizing RuleWatcher®.

The investigation yielded several findings that indicate a new perception of the "climate negotiations" and a "same-but-different" status of the participating countries. Why not take a look at some of the key points the report makes and see where the negotiations are headed?

Please take a look at the report.

Intelligence Report COP28 EN
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