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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[In reaction to Donald Trump Jr's tweet on air pollution and the relationship between pollution and socioeconomic status] It’s been well established that poorer folks and minority communities tend to live in areas that are more polluted. This isn't particularly new. [The tweet] contradicts what we know, and it's based in ignorance.
David G. Victor speaks on Deep Decarbonization at CERAWeek 2019.