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17:30 - 19:00 12 February 2015

The path to Paris: will there be a global climate agreement in 2015?


AV Hill LT 131 | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Michael Jacobs, is Visiting Professor in the School of Public Policy at UCL and Senior Adviser at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations at Sciences-Po in Paris, where he is working with the French Government on preparations for the 2015 UN climate conference which they will chair. He is also Senior Adviser to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and a lead author on its New Climate Economy report Better Growth, Better Climate, published in 2014. From 2004-10 he was Special Adviser on climate change and energy to UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

International climate politics is hotting up. The United Nations has agreed that a new international legal agreement should be signed at the UN climate conference in Paris in December. The US and China have made a joint announcement of their commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions. The UN Climate Summit saw a million people on the streets around the world demanding action. But deep economic and political barriers continue to lie in the path of the low-carbon economy, heightened by the recent plunge in oil prices. Exploring the relationships between international diplomacy and political economy, Michael Jacobs will ask: can a deal be done?


Dimitrios Kraniotis
+44 (0)20 7679 4902 | dkraniotis@gmail.com


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