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The Paris climate talks are the environmental politics event of decade. Writing before the conclusion of the conference, I feel positive about improvements to the governance model of the annual conferences, but cautious about the prospects of effective climate change mitigation (and adaptation). I have published the following blogs and articles in recent weeks to introduce the conference to those unfamiliar with its existence. The articles explore the significance of the conference as an international politics event, the UK’s place in the European Union, and the impacts of austerity on climate policy.

Tobin, P. (2015). ‘Last word: The Paris climate talks’Political Insight. 6 (3), p.40.IMG_3643

Burns, C., Jordan, A. & Tobin, P. – ‘Paris climate summit: the UK, EU and UN’. The UK in a Changing Europe. 4th December 2015.

Tobin, P. & Burns, C. – ‘Paris 2015: time for the EU to reclaim role as a global climate player’. The Conversation. 12th November 2015.

Tobin, P. – ‘The Paris Climate Conference: A Springboard for Success?’ PSA: Political Insight Blog. 3rd November 2015.