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Toward 2ºC target: Opportunities and challenges of global climate governance in new age

A historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future was agreed by nearly 200 nations in Paris in Dec 12, 2015, with the aim to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In Nov 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force. The Paris Agreement is not only a great signal for a global transition to a green and low carbon economy, but also a key turning point, beginning a new era of global climate governance.

From the Kyoto Protocol to the Copenhagen Accord, and then to the Paris Agreement, there are many questions that need to be answered: What changes in global climate governance have taken place? What are the roles of traditional developed countries and emerging developing countries in the new age? With the current dynamic and new trend of global climate governance, what are the opportunities and challenges that must be undergone in order to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement? How do the political changes in America and Europe influence global climate governance? What is the role of China in global climate governance, and how will China lead the globe toward the 2 degree target?

On Mar 27, the Brookings- Tsinghua Center for Public Policy and WWF co-organized an open dialogue on the theme of “Toward 2ºC target: Opportunities and challenges of global climate governance in new age”, inviting Chinese and foreign experts to discuss the new trends of global climate governance, the opportunities and challenges that must be undergone, and China’s role on the international stage.

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Manuel Pulgar Vidal, WWF’s Global Energy and Climate Practice Leader, was delivering keynote speech.
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF’s Global Energy and Climate Practice Leader, was delivering keynote speech.

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Agenda

Opening remarks

Keynote speech

Manuel Vidal

Global Energy and Climate Practice Leader - WWF

Dialogue

Manuel Vidal

Global Energy and Climate Practice Leader - WWF

He Jiankun

Deputy-president - National Expert Committee on Climate Change

Former Executive Vice President - Tsinghua University

Mukul Sanwal

former Senior Adviser - United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and UNFCCC Secretariat

Q& A

Closing remarks

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