Library Chats

Five years after the Paris accords - are we keeping the promises?
A Library Chat with Simon Kuper and Pierre Noël

  • Wed, November 4, 2020
  • Pre-recorded disscussion
  • The discussion will be uploaded below

Five years after the landmark Paris agreement, Simon Kuper and Pierre Noël will discuss the political, economic and societal dimensions of climate change policy. Emerging middle classes across the world aspire to consume like westerners, who aspire to keep consuming ever more.

Can it be done while bringing down global CO2 emissions and even terminating them, in just a few decades? Nearly 30 years after Rio (1992), 23 years after Kyoto (1997) and five years after Paris (2015), is the world moving in the right direction, at the right pace? Can the green energy revolution deliver? What difference does the Paris agreement make? What could be the political implications of continued warming and climatic change in the coming decades?

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