Jennifer Huang

International Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Jennifer Huang is an International Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Ms. Huang tracks and researches international climate policy, focusing on key issues in the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, and helps facilitate dialogue among international policymakers and stakeholders.

Prior to joining C2ES, Ms. Huang worked as a Law Clerk at the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as a Legal Intern in the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) Implementation Strategy Unit at the UNFCCC secretariat in Bonn, Germany.

Ms. Huang holds an L.L.M. degree in environmental law with a focus on climate change and a J.D. with certificates in international and environmental law from Pace Law School. She received an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in war and military studies from New York University.

 

 

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Elaborating the Paris Agreement: Communicating and Reporting on Adaptation

The Paris Agreement places greater emphasis on adaptation than previous agreements under the UNFCCC. It sets a global adaptation goal, commits parties to undertake adaptation planning and action, commits developed countries to provide adaptation support, and provides for parties to …

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What the Paris Agreement’s global stocktake can learn from the Sustainable Development Goals
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The Paris Agreement Presents a Flexible Approach for U.S. Climate Policy

This article first appeared in Volume 11, Number 4 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review. The Paris Agreement was specifically designed to provide sovereign nations with the flexibility they need to craft their own greenhouse gas reduction plans. The …

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Bonn Esprit: Elaborating the Paris rulebook
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Talanoa Dialogue: Building Trust and Informing Climate Action
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A bright future for the International Solar Alliance
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Why transparency makes the Paris Agreement a good deal
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Lessons learned from climate transparency
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UNFCCC Climate Transparency: Lessons Learned

The Paris Agreement establishes an “enhanced transparency framework” to build mutual trust and confidence and to promote effective implementation. This framework combines common reporting and review requirements for all parties with “built-in flexibility” for developing countries. The agreement requires that …

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Key Issues in Completing the Paris Climate Architecture

The Paris Agreement establishes an international framework to strengthen the global response to climate change. Governments are now negotiating operational aspects of the agreement, including details of the transparency framework; a five-year cycle to review collective progress and update parties’ …

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Post-Paris transparency under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The following article appeared in the July 2016 issue of the American Bar Association International Environmental and Resources Law Committee Newsletter.   Introduction Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, or Convention) reached a landmark agreement …

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International transparency provides domestic benefits
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Action on HFCs heats up
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Approaches to Structuring a High Ambient Temperature Exemption

As parties to the Montreal Protocol consider an amendment to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), one critical concern is whether suitable alternatives for air-conditioning applications are available and adequately demonstrated for cooling capacity and energy efficiency under conditions of high ambient …

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Climate agreement signals to business to invest, innovate
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How the Paris Agreement will bring transparency to climate action
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What would a “legal” agreement in Paris look like?
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Addressing Adaptation in a 2015 Climate Agreement

With the adverse effects of climate change becoming more frequent and intense, all countries face increasing climate risks and adaptation needs. The negotiations toward a new climate agreement in 2015 present an unparalleled opportunity to elevate and advance climate adaptation …

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Support for a spectrum of contributions to the 2015 agreement