CIERP’s Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program
Road to Paris via Warsaw:
A discussion on key issues in the lead up to the
Warsaw Climate Change Conference
(light bag-lunches will be served – no RSVP, first-come first-served)
Open to the public. Convened as part of the Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher.
· Kelly Sims Gallagher (Chair), Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, and Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy, The Fletcher School
· Sivan Kartha, Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute
· Mukul Sanwal, Visiting Scholar, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and former Advisor to the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
The Warsaw Climate Change Conference is convening at a time when the demands from science have never been clearer and yet the negotiations for a new agreement have not entered full gear. This panel of experts will discuss key issues at stake in Warsaw, keeping in mind the negotiation process to 2015 when an agreement is expected. One of the negotiation tracks is tasked to find ways to close the mitigation gap before the expected new agreement comes into force by 2020. Climate finance is also high on the agenda with an in-session high-level ministerial dialogue on mobilizing climate finance scheduled. This event brings together the results from the extended work program on long-term finance towards the $100 billion goal, among other sources. As the negotiations wind down from the brainstorming phase, there is a good opportunity to explore mitigation strategies, particularly on how responsibility can be shared.