Shaping a New Global Climate Change Deal: Paris COP 21
Shane Tomlinson, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
As states prepare to meet in Paris this December to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, Shane Tomlinson will examine the prospects for a new major UN climate deal.
He will argue that although the current level of country contributions fall short of meeting a below 2°C pathway, the agreed threshold for dangerous climate change, Paris can still provide a meaningful outcome. He will assess the critical elements that need to be included in the Paris outcome to provide a benchmark for success, and explore how international action can inform the politics of national climate targets.
Shane Tomlinson will examine how the negotiations could unfold, the risks and opportunities in implementing an agreement, and the varying roles of different key players. He will also consider the implications of a possible deal for governments and businesses globally including the future of carbon markets and the potential for creating 'stranded assets'.
Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.