EVENT | What Chance Success in Paris? In Dialogue with Connie Hedegaard

  • Monday 24 August 2015
  • Senate Room, Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney

Connie Hedegaard was European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014 and President of the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen in 2009. With the next major international meeting on climate change (‘COP 21’) taking place in Paris this December, Connie Hedegaard brings a unique perspective on the current state of, and hopes for, effective climate policy in Europe and globally. What has changed since the Copenhagen meeting in 2009? How have developments like the divestment movement, the cost of renewable energy and a series of important bi-lateral agreements between major emitter countries made the political decisions required easier? What are the potential trade and diplomatic implications for Australia of a more effective international climate agreement, and what form might such an agreement take? These are just some of the questions to be addressed by Ms Hedegaard and a senior group of climate academics, advocates, practitioners and policy makers over an hour and a half of focused discussion.

Chair: Nick Rowley, Adjunct Professor with the Sydney Democracy Network.

Transcript of this dialogue will soon be published on The Conversation.