Adequacy and Equity under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing the Paris Moment
|Dates:||23 November 2015|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Speaker:||J. Timmons Roberts|
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.
J. Timmons Roberts
Role: Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology
Organisation: Brown University, USA
Biography: Timmons Roberts is Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, where he was Director of the Center for Environmental Studies. Co-author and editor of twelve books and edited volumes, and of over 80 articles and book chapters, Timmons’ current research focuses on climate change and economic development. He is also a co-founder of AidData.org, which is part of an international effort to produce a quantum leap in transparency in climate finance, and in foreign aid more broadly. His Climate and Development Lab at Brown provides research support to think tanks, NGOs, and the Least Developed Countries Group in the U.N. climate negotiations.
Travel and Contact Information
George Begg Building