Legal Issues in the Durban Platform Negotiations

C2ES will present a report on legal issues in the 2015 agreement, with responses from negotiators for the European Commission, the Marshall Islands, South Africa and Switzerland. Topics include the legal form of the agreement and the “anchoring” and legal character of NDCs.


Dan Bodansky
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University


Jake Werksman
Principal Adviser, DG Climate Action European Commission
Dean Bialek
Advisor Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United Nations, Marshall Islands
Sandea de Wet
Chief State Law Advisor Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa
Franz Perrez
Ambassador Federal Department of the Environment Transport, Energy and Communications Switzerland
Elliot Diringer — Moderator
Executive Vice President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions