Mark Lawrence: More Democracy -- A Second Chance for Climate Politics (video) Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Hope was high when the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted 2015. Countries pledged to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius. Five years later it is sobering: global emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-relevant gases continue to rise. In Science, Mark Lawrence and Stefan Schäfer of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) argue that the centralized approach to addressing global warming has failed and only greater democratic engagement can reanimate global climate politics. Credit IASS/ S. Letz Usage Restrictions Please contact us before publication Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.