Topic outline

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to the Paris Agreement

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1.     Tell when the Paris Agreement was adopted and when and how it entered into force

    2.     Outline the preamble of the Paris Agreement

    3.     Describe the purpose and long-term temperature goal of the Agreement

    4.     Explain what Nationally Determined Contributions are

    5.     Provide examples on how equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDRRC) are interpreted and operationalized in the Agreement

    It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 2 - Substantive provisions

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1.     Describe the mitigation aim of the Agreement

    2.     Explain the main elements of the Nationally Determined Contributions

    3.     Describe Low Emission Development Strategies and Response Measures

    4.     Identify the requirements regarding greenhouse gas sinks, reservoirs and REDD+

    5.     Identify the market-based approaches and non-market based approaches included in the Agreement

    6.     Describe the adaptation goal, requirements and support of the Agreement

    7.     Describe the role of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts in the Paris Agreement

    It will take you 45 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Books: 2
  • Unit 3 - Supporting implementation

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1.     Explain how the provision, reporting and management of climate finance is addressed in the Agreement

    2.    Describe the role of the Technology Mechanism in the Paris Agreement

    3.    Explain how the Agreement emphasizes the capacity building needs of developing country Parties and establishes a Paris Committee on Capacity-Building

    It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 4 – Reporting, Review and Compliance

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to: 

    1.     Tell the purpose of the enhanced transparency framework

    2.     Explain the purpose of the Global Stocktake

    3.     Describe the characteristics the mechanism to facilitate implementation of, and promote compliance with, the provisions of the Paris Agreement and the composition of the Committee

    It will take you 20 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1
  • Unit 5 – Institutional Arrangements

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Explain the institutional arrangements under the Paris Agreement and their links to the existing frameworks under the UNFCCC

    It will take you 15 minutes approximately to complete the unit, excluding additional materials.

    Book: 1