The Road to Paris and Beyond
Monday, May 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All eyes are on Paris. The United Nations is working to secure a historic, legally binding international climate change agreement at its December meeting of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the City of Lights.
But the negotiations have already begun. Governments are submitting their mitigation and adaptation plans. Scientists put forward a statement on the essential elements of a plan. And in May, Paris will host a climate summit with business interests. The anticipation for an agreement is building, and so is the pressure on the UN. How will they make the promise a reality?
Selwin Hart, Director of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team, will join SCEPA on May 11th to present, "The Road to Paris and Beyond: Creating a Climate Agreement that Works." Hart will share his insider point of view on the UN's efforts to mobilize the support necessary to secure an agreement. He will also share the UN's vision to ensure it works, including a framework for a multilaterial, rules-based climate regime.
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Wolff Conference Room
6 East 16th Street, Room 1103, New York
The lecture will be followed by a presentation on "The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming" by SCEPA Faculty Fellow Willi Semmler and New School economic alumnus Lucas Bernard, Professor of Business at CUNY's College of Technology. The handbook analyzes the economic impact of global warming and how the responses to it - including preventative measures, adaptation policies and international agreements - affect growth, sustainability and society. With articles from over 50 different scholars, it considers how these consequences differ between developed and developing nations.
The event is hosted by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change Project, led by New School Professor of Economics Willi Semmler, and is generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).
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Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)
The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) works to bring reality into conventional economics. An economic policy think tank within The New School's Department of Economics, we provide scholars, non-profits, and government officials with research on key policy issues.