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Climate Policies After Paris

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Representatives from over 155 countries gathered at the United Nations on Earth Day 2016 to sign the historic COP21 climate change agreement negotiated in Paris last year.

Now what?

The backbone of the agreement is a commitment to limit global warming to under two degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. To do so would require a worldwide switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

About the speaker:

Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will join the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)'s Economics of Climate Change lecture series to share his road map for bringing the Paris agreement to life. He will discuss how the agreement will change the institutional landscape of global climate governance and how to bring the economics and politics of climate stability to action.

Edenhofer is a leading international expert on climate policy at the Technical University of Berlin. He is director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, a fellow of the German Academy of Sciences, and deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The event will be followed by a reception featuring the premiere of “The Warming Earth,” a jazz piece composed by Rich Shemaria.

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This event is hosted by SCEPA's Economics of Climate Change Project and generously sponsored by Tishman Enviromental and Design Center (TEDC), the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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