Strengthening climate accountability: improving compliance and delivery under the Paris Agreement

Accountability is essential for global climate action and governance. The issue brief analyses the existing transparency and compliance mechanism under the Paris Agreement. Further, it discusses the challenges in ownership of targets and obligations under climate agreements amongst member countries. Over the last few decades, governments have collectively made a series of pledges to combat climate change but limited progress has been made so far. The poor performance and accounting loopholes in the pre-2020 climate agreements still remain unaddressed under the Paris Agreement. To this end, the brief concludes by urging to strengthen accountability to improve compliance and delivery under the Paris Agreement.