In November 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their most alarming report on the impacts of climate change yet. This was followed by a series of warnings coming from U.S. Government Agencies about the dangerous trajectory of environmental destruction the Earth is currently charting. In December 2018, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened COP24 in the coal mining region of Katowice, Poland, to hammer out the rules for for the Paris Climate Agreement. Tensions are high, and some continue to question the ability of global governance to tackle climate change in time to avoid the worst scenarios. Professor (Emeritus) William Moomaw of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will speak with Global Affairs students, and those interested in the major/minor, about the outcomes emerging from the past two months and where global action is likely to go next.
Dinner will be provided.
Registration link: tinyurl.com/gaclimate
William Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Environmental Policy at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.