Patrick Toussaint

Patrick Toussaint works at the IASS as a project scientist in the ELIAS project, which conducts research and tracks developments in the field of international environmental law on climate, air and sustainability. He graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international environmental law and policy from University College London (UCL) and holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Technology and International Affairs from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and TU Vienna.

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A Milestone for Climate Protection: Paris Agreement Enters into Force

The Paris Agreement, the new international climate treaty, enters into force today on 4 November 2016. This rapid entry into force, occurring within a year of its adoption, is unusual for an international climate treaty: to date, 97 Parties have ratified the Paris Agreement. Together they are responsible for around 70% of global greenhouse gas...
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Some Thoughts on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement

One of the key questions I’m being asked a lot recently in relation to the Paris Agreement is “When will it come into force?” The answer to this question is somewhat more complex than it might at first seem. Through this short piece I hope to provide some insights into the steps and legal requirements...
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Climate Migration post-Paris

In the aftermath of COP21 in December 2015, when the world celebrated the adoption of a new climate treaty, several commentators and academics asked an all important question: what about climate migrants? Many articles have since sprung up analysing whether and how climate migration has been addressed by the Paris Agreement. But the field is...
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