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Joan MacNaughton guest lecture

Public Lecture

by Joan MacNaughton

How can the world respond to the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement?

followed by Discussion

Friday December 8th, 10:00-12:00

Arts Centre Cinema, University of Warwick

All are welcome, but please register your interest below.


The COP21 meeting in Paris in December 2015 was the first international climate change meeting to end on a note of triumph. However, the commitments made by the participants are non-binding. Will the US withdrawal lead to free-riding by other participants? Does the agreement have any hope of achieving its stated aim of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 degrees? How should the world respond to Donald Trump?

Joan MacNaughton is a key influence on global energy and climate policy. She is Chair of The Climate Group and of the Energy Academy of Europe. She sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Engie UK and is a Director of the James Hutton Institute. She is also a member of the Council of Warwick University; it was she who proposed Christiana Figueres, chief organiser of the COP21 Paris Climate Talks, for an honorary doctorate at Warwick, awarded in July 2017.

This public lecture is the final event in this year's IATL module Challenges of Climate Change.

Contacts: David Mond (, Michael Pounds (

(If you are not a member of the Univeristy please email David Mond to indicate your interest in attending.)

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