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Workshop to Assess Outcome of COP21 Climate Talks


The Global Governance GRP is holding an initial meeting on Monday 7 March 2016 to assess the outcome of the Paris COP21 Climate Talks. To focus discussion we have a number of speakers who will talk about various areas associated with the summit and its outcomes. These topics are aimed at stimulating wider discussion and bringing together those who may be interested in developing a research or educational agenda in the area.

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Workshop Programme

Monday 7 March 2016, Wolfson Research Exchange, Library Building

10.45am - 11.00am TEA/COFFEE


11.00am - 12.30pm SESSION 1: COP21: Content & process

Andrew Levan (Physics) Consequences for the climate of the emissions reductions pledged in INDCs submitted to COP21

Dorka Bauer (Student Journalist) What took place inside the conference hall & outside it

Sam Adelman (Law) Continuity and change in COP21


12.30pm - 1.30pm LUNCH


1.30pm -2.45pm SESSION 2: COP21: Government, business & society

Ben Richardson (PAIS) What does the Paris agreement mean for the UK, and
how does it relate to government policy?

Frederik Dahlmann (WBS) Carbon pricing and its role in climate negotiations

Leon Sealey-Huggins (Sociology) Climate justice, with particular reference to the Caribbean

Half hour open discussion


2.45pm - 3.00pm TEA/COFFEE


3.00pm - 4.15pm SESSION 3: COP21: Climate change & activism

Joel Cardinal (Estates) How can public acceptance for a lower carbon society be built?

John Pickering (Psychology) Social media and COP21

Juliane Reinecke (WBS) Pension investment & climate change: what about the Universities Superannuation Scheme

Half hour open discussion


4.15pm - 4.45pm CLOSING DISCUSSION

END OF DAY DRINKS