What future for Global Climate Politics?
Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex.
Global climate politics are in stalemate. Targets and timetables for action fall woefully short of what the science suggests is required to keep global warming below dangerous levels.
Unprecedented levels of finance for climate mitigation and adaptation are required, but we face the worst financial crisis for half a century, so where will the money come from and how will it be distributed?
The role of carbon markets is in doubt amid low carbon prices and a series of corruption scandals. Political leadership is sorely lacking. So where do we go from here?
This is the question addressed by a distinguished panel of experts in climate change politics at this public debate.
- Chair: Dr. Matthew Lockwood, Team Leader, Institute of Development Studies Climate Change Team.
- Mark Kenber, The Climate Group, former advisor to Tony Blair on Climate Change.
- Farhana Yamin, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, former legal advisor to the small island states in the climate change negotiations.
- Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex, researcher and consultant on climate change politics.
- Smita Nakhooda, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, formerly World Resources Institute, Washington.