Seminar: the Carbon Pie and COP21: Progress Report on the Global Climate Change Negotiations


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Brown Bag Seminar by Visiting Scholar Anukriti Hittle

When: Jan 28 2016 - 12:00pm until Jan 28 2016 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, East-West Cemer

The recently formulated Paris Agreement shows progress in climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and is different from its predecessors:

-The major emitters (historical and current) have brought their commitments to the table; as have almost all other countries; these will be reviewed every five years;

-A financing mechanism has been put in place. The Green Climate Fund will finance adaptation and mitigation projects, and is the largest such fund ever to be established for climate change projects.

What effect will the Paris Agreement have on dealing with the problem of climate change? This seminar will discuss the implications of the countries’ commitments on the global collective goal of keeping warming to under 2-degrees rise to the next century.

Anu researches and teaches on global governance and climate change issues. She co-leads the observer delegation of Washington University in St Louis to the UNFCCC's COP meetings. Just back from the COP21 in Paris, she will report on the global negotiations, progress made, and the road ahead. Her working papers and thoughts on the subject can be found at: She is a visiting scholar at the East-West Center till June 2016.


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Anna Tanaka
Phone: 808-944-7607