Prove Paris was more than paper promises

Prove Paris was more than paper promises
Nature 548: 25–27 (2017) (with David G. Victor, Keigo Akimoto, Yoichi Kaya, Mitsutsune Yamaguchi, and Cameron Hepburn), doi:10.1038/548025a

The Paris agreement offered, in theory, to reboot climate diplomacy by giving countries the flexibility to set their own commitments. The idea is that as each country implements its own pledge, others can learn what is feasible, and that collaborative global climate protection will emerge. That logic, however, threatens to unravel because national governments are making promises that they are unable to honor.