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Climate Change Beyond Copenhagen – Monday Night at Brandeis

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Tonight at 7 p.m. in International Lounge in Usdan in Brandeis.

More than 15,000 officials representing 192 governments will attend the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen December 7-18, 2009 in the hope to sign a new agreement on a worldwide reduction of CO² emissions.

Many are skeptical that an agreement is even realistic. But even if Kopenhagen succeeds to produce a Kyoto-Follow-Up Agreement: What do the signatories actually have to do to fulfill its obligations? At the current rate, the US, still the highest polluter with 19 tons of CO² per year, would have to reduce its carbon emissions to zero within six years. The participants in this workshop will explain what is at stake in Kopenhagen, and how an agreement would change the global order.
Participants:

Prof. Claus Leggewie
Director, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany (KWI)
Professor for Political Science at Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany
Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government, (WBGU)

Moritz Hartmann
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany
European University Institute, Florence, Italy

(also see his blog posts )

Bernd Sommer
Research Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany
Research Analyst, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government

(and his blog posts)

Charles C. Chester
Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. Author of Conservation Across Borders: Biodiversity in an Interdependent World (Island Press 2006). He teaches the courses International Environmental Conflict and Collaboration at Brandeis University and International Biodiversity Conservation at The Fletcher School of Tufts University.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit http://www.brandeis.edu/environment and http://en.cop15.dk/

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