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An International Climate Treaty: Is it Worth Fighting for?

Chatham House, London

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Participants

Yvo de Boer, Special Global Advisor on Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG; and former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (2006-2010)
Chair: Michael Jacobs, Visiting Professor, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics; and former Special Adviser to UK Prime Minister (2004-10) 

Overview

In recent years, there has been an increasing sentiment expressed that an international legally-binding treaty on climate is unlikely to be agreed and is therefore perhaps not worth fighting for. The speaker will discuss the need for a treaty in light of global forces such as climate change, energy security, natural resource scarcity and population growth. 

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