Creating, Preserving and Defending the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
Who: Dr. Andrew Light (George Mason University; Distinguished Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute Climate Program)
When: April 12, 2018 7:00 p.m.
Where: Gallagher Business Building Room 123, UM Campus; Missoula, MT
What: Dr. Light will explore the significance of the agreement and why it is worth fighting for by reviewing the recent history of the UN climate negotiations and how this outcome evolved from earlier failed attempts in this process, finally overcoming the immense hurdle of justly assigning responsibility for hitting global emission reduction targets. He will also look at what the future holds for global climate cooperation, including indications of how different communities are prepared to defend the agreement and continue coordinated action on this increasingly urgent problem. This event is co-sponsored by the Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program, the Project on American Democracy and Citizenship, and the UM Climate Change Studies Program.