The Paris Agreement's Two-Degree Norm in China and the United States

Elena Møller Rigas

Studenteropgave: Bachelorprojekt


Climate change has been on the global agenda for years and in the 1970s the two-degree norm emerged in global environmental governance. This project has developed a social constructivist framework for the analysis of the emergence of the two-degree norm. The key concepts norms, legitimacy and responsibility have been utilized in the text-dimension of critical discourse analysis. The theory and method have been applied to understand the discourse in China and the US around the Paris Agreement. This project has investigated in the construction of the two- degree norm in the Paris Agreement. It has examined norms, legitimacy and responsibility in the Paris Agreement and the Chinese and American climate change discourse. It has also identified how the two-degree norm is reflected in China and the US.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2019
Antal sider38
VejledereLaust Schouenborg