Differential Treatment at Play
The Climate Regime
Climate change results from the increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG)s within the earth’s atmosphere that bring about unusual warming from land conversion and the combustion of fossil fuel. While the climate regime is believed to include all categories of differential treatment, this regime, specifically the Kyoto Protocol, is generally accepted by many to be the most understandable measure to transform, set off, and implement the common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) principle to a mere legal concept into a policy instrument. Although there may be norms that have effortlessly embedded themselves into such efforts, there are some norms that vary with industrial and developing countries that are still subject to various disputes that potentially destabilize the said regime. This chapter seeks to analyse the differential treatments associated with the climate regime and traces the evolution of the regime.
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