Andrew Light, professor of philosophy, public policy, and atmospheric sciences at George Mason University and a distinguished senior fellow with the World Resources Institute, will present the lecture "The Roads to and From the Paris Climate Agreement" on Friday, February 2 from 10-11 a.m. in the Levine Science Research Center on Duke University's west campus.
In December 2015 over 190 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where they succeeded in creating a new international climate agreement. The agreement is now undergoing an early and serious stress test with the announcement of the intended withdraw of the United States from the agreement. Light will discuss the significance of the Paris Agreement and why it is worth fighting for its preservation. He will also look at what the future holds for global climate cooperation, including new opportunities for enhanced climate action.
This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.