Published online by Cambridge University Press: 24 September 2021
Five years ago, nations of the world adopted the Paris Agreement, a covenant of hope with the people of the world. It was a remarkable achievement, a milestone for multilateralism – a declaration that humanity could and would stand united and address the most significant threat to its collective future. The excitement arising from its adoption was palpable. After all, history shows that the world succeeds together when the world works together. Multilateralism is how nations, united, cured polio, eradicated smallpox, began to repair the ozone layer and more.