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.