Adequacy and Equity under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing the Paris Moment
What are the prospects for the Paris climate change negotiations? Based on the new book Power in a Warming World (MIT Press, September), this talk reviews Paris and previous rounds of climate negotiations by their level of adequacy to avert the worst impacts of climate change and whether their process and implications are equitable. The voluntary INDC pledging process and the importance of bilateral and “minilateral” announcements reveal a turn to inequitable and undemocratic but somewhat more adequate outcomes, from exclusive inaction towards exclusive action. The talk assesses some of the implications of the Paris moment for developing countries and civil society campaigners focused on fair burden sharing and democratic process.
The seminar will take place in room C1, in the George Begg Building on Sackville Street– the George Begg Building is number 17 on the map here- http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/maps/interactive-map/?id=14
It is FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and NO NEED TO BOOK.
It is us who have been screwed, consistently, by the USA, Global Corporations and our politicians. I was trying to find a copy of the original ‘Limits to Growth’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Limits_to_Growth, first publish in 1972, commissioned by the Club of Rome. I could not find a copy, so settled on reading ‘Our Common Future’, 1987 by the United Nations: http://www.un-documents.net/our-common-future.pdf. The message was quite clear, over thirty years ago, that urgent action was needed.
I posted a quick blog about the issue, last night: or I thought I had! http://patricktsudlow.com/2015/11/05/burning-our-way-towards-the-ecocide-of-the-human-race/.
And for what it is worth, I do intend being in Paris for COP21.