The Road to Durban Speaker Series presents “Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto”,  a book talk with the author, Matthew J. Hoffman, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto.

Monday, October 24, 2011

12:45 in Cabot 102, The Fletcher School

(A light lunch will be served. RSVP required – see

The global response to climate change has reached a critical juncture. Since the 1992 signing of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the nations of the world have attempted to address climate change through large-scale multilateral treaty-making. These efforts have been heroic, but disappointing. As evidence for the quickening pace of climate change mounts, the treaty-making process has sputtered, and many are now skeptical about the prospect of an effective global response. Yet global treaty-making is not the only way that climate change can be addressed or, indeed, is being addressed. This book provides an exciting new perspective on the politics of climate change and the means to understand and influence how the global response to climate change will unfold in the coming years.

This is the first in a series of speakers discussing the climate negotiations that will take place November 28 to December 9 this year in Durban, South Africa.

Sponsored by Fletcher’s Center for International Environment and Resource Policy.