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Webinar: Understanding the Paris Agreement and its Implications
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Webinar presenters will assess the status of efforts to address global climate change, including both the international negotiations and domestic actions in the United States and elsewhere. The focus will be on the 2015 Paris Agreement, addressing whether the climate talks in Paris were successful and how the Agreement itself can be implemented successfully in the context of previous policy architectures and implementation.

6/2/2016
When: June 2, 2016
1PM - 2:30PM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Daniel Kreeger
202.496.7390


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Webinar presenters will assess the status of efforts to address global climate change, including both the international negotiations and domestic actions in the United States and elsewhere.  The focus will be on the 2015 Paris Agreement, addressing whether the climate talks in Paris were successful and how the Agreement itself can be implemented successfully in the context of previous policy architectures and implementation. 

Speakers will also discuss recent bilateral announcements by China and the United States and the role they played in leading up to Paris.  Attendees will learn about the specific, key elements of the Paris Agreement, the major challenges that remain for successful implementation, the prospective role to be played by carbon markets, heterogeneous international linkage and implications for industry and subnational government.

 

Speakers:

Trigg Talley - Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, US Department of State

Trigg Talley has served as the Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State since 2013. In this capacity, he served as the head of U.S. delegation during three years of preparatory conferences for the Paris Agreement under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, and was a member of the core negotiating team in Paris.  He has managed climate negotiations as well as a range of climate programs at the State Department since 1999, serving as the Director and Deputy Director of the Office of Global Change in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science.  Prior to that, he served as lead negotiator for half a dozen air pollution and chemical treaties at the State Department. Mr. Talley is a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has degrees from Columbia University and the University of Virginia.

Professor Robert. C. Stowe - Executive Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Robert C. Stowe is Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, both University-wide programs based in the Harvard Kennedy School. From December 2003 through June 2009, he was Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, in the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Rob has worked in non-profit, academic, and business organizations, including as Vice President of Programs of the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, which provides assistance in agriculture and agribusiness to developing countries, and Human Factors International, one of the world's leading firms in the field of software and Web usability. He has consulted to the World Bank and other organizations on agricultural management projects in Uganda, Russia, and Ukraine. Rob holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.

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