Oct 11

Past Event

The Road to a New Global Climate Change Agreement: Challenges and Opportunities


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With negotiations underway to agree on a new global climate change treaty by 2015, international leaders will meet this November, again next year, and in France in 2015 to build consensus on what such an agreement should look like.

On October 11, Global Economy and Development at Brookings will host a discussion on the challenges and opportunities toward reaching a new treaty on global climate change. Pascal Canfin, France’s deputy minister for development and lead climate change negotiator, will provide remarks and outline possible parameters for a new agreement. These remarks will be followed by a discussion with: Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute; Elliot Diringer, executive vice president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; and Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center. Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Katherine Sierra will moderate the discussion.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.

Event Agenda

  • Featured Speaker

    • Pascal Canfin

      Deputy Minister for Development

      Lead Climate Change Negotiator Government of France

  • Panelists

    • Andrew Steer

      President and CEO

      World Resources Institute

    • Vicki Arroyo

      Executive Director

      Georgetown Climate Center

    • Elliot Diringer

      Executive Vice President

      Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

  • Moderator


October 11, 2013

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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