102 Faced with strong opposition from many states to the inclusion of a “commitment to be achieved”, the NDCs can, contrary to a proposal by Jorge Vinuales, The Paris Climate Agreement: An Initial Examination, Part II, EJIL: TALK! (February 8, 2016), on www.ejiltalk.org/the-paris-climate-agreement-an-ini-tial-examination-part-ii-of-iii/. Your email address is used to notify you if your comment has been verified by the moderator and the article author or moderator should contact you directly. 51 Z.B., Anne-Marie Slaughter, The Paris Approach to Global Governance, Project Syndicate (December 28, 2015), www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/paris-agreement-model-for-global-governance-by-anne-marie-slaughter-2015-12. 200 Z.B., Henrik Selin – Adil Najam, Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Good, Evil and Ugly, The Conversation (14.12.2015), described in theconversation.com/paris-agreement-on-climate-change-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-52242 (and Paris described as “refreshing transparency”). 55 The fact that the title of “Paris Implementation Agreement” was proposed and apparently rejected by the ADP underlines Annalisa Savaresi`s argument that the Paris Agreement can be considered an implementation agreement. Annalisa Savaresi, The Paris Agreement – A Joiner, EJIL:TALK! (February 16, 2016), on www.ejiltalk.org/the-paris-agreement-a-rejoinder/. 1 This article builds on the author`s earlier writings on the UN climate regime, including: A Tale of Two Architectures: The Once and Future UN Climate Change Regime, 43 Ariz. St. L. J. 697 (2011); The Durban Platform Negotiations: Goals and Options (Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, July 2012) [hereafter Bodansky, Durban Platform Negotiations]; The Durban Platform: Issues and Options for a 2015 Agreement (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Dec 2012); and Legally binding vs.

Non-Legally Binding Instruments, in Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime, at 155 (Scott Barrett, Carlo Carraro – Jaime de Melo eds., 2015). See all the quotes from Google Scholar for this article. 96 As one observer in Paris put it: “You can also agree that all fairies must also ride unicorns.” Jeff Goodell, Will the Paris Climate Deal Save the World?, Rolling Stone (January 13, 2016), on www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/will-the-paris-climate-deal-save-the-world-20160113?page=2. 54 Vienna Convention on Treaty Law, Art. 2, paragraph 1, point a), 23 May 1969, 1155 UNTS 331 (definition of the treaty as “international conventions between states, in writing and by international law), . . . . whatever its particular name”). 52 The term “treaty” has a narrower meaning in the United States.