The Road to a New Global Climate Change Agreement: Challenges and Opportunities
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.
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There is a need for France to be that moralizing voice, even if Macron is sometimes screaming into the void. If you don’t have a France that annoys the U.S. on Iraq, that disagrees on Iran, that pushed for the Paris climate accords, no one else will do it.