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The Paris Climate Agreement: Now What?


Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

International negotiations about climate change have been fraught with discord ever since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. At the latest Conference of Parties (COP-21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, December 2015, nearly 200 nations agreed to work to together to limit global temperature increases. It is the first legally binding climate treaty, and it will open for signature later this year on Earth Day.

We have gathered four scholars to comment on the meaning of the climate agreement, each from a different perspective: Amy Below (Political Science), Gregg Walker (Speech Communication), Andreas Schmittner (Climate Science), and Allen Thompson (Environmental Philosophy). The format will be short remarks by each panelist, followed by audience engagement and discussion.

Please join us for light snacks and panel discussion. Jan 27, 3-5pm, Memorial Union room 213.


Memorial Union (campus map)
213
Free
Carly Lettero
carly.lettero at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative
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