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Soft but significant power in the Paris Agreement

The success of the Paris Agreement relies on a system of 'pledge and review', and the power of shaming laggards. This puts much of the burden for holding countries accountable on civil society.

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Jacquet, J., Jamieson, D. Soft but significant power in the Paris Agreement. Nature Clim Change 6, 643–646 (2016).

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