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Jennifer Morgan on "International Climate Policy on the Road to Paris 2015"

Special Lecture


Location: Rachel Carson Center, Leopoldstr. 11a, 4th Floor Conference Room

International Climate Policy on the Road to Paris 2015

What’s on the Agenda for the US and China and How will their Priorities Shape the Paris Process and the Agreement?

In December 2015, almost 200 countries will meet in Paris to finalize negotiations on a new legal agreement. While the forum, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is still the same, much has changed since the last meeting in Copenhagen; the USA and China are not only acting at home but are cooperating together. All countries are preparing their national climate action commitments for the period after 2020, and Chancellor Merkel has put climate change on the G7 Agenda for the meeting in June this year. Jennifer Morgan (Global Director of the Climate Program, World Resources Institute) will present on the agenda for the US and China, what is possible in Paris, how other countries are approaching climate change domestically and internationally, and the benefits that a Paris Agreement can bring to Germany and/or Europe.

Jennifer Morgan is the Global Director of the Climate Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human wellbeing, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. In her capacity at the WRI in Washington DC, Jennifer Morgan oversees the Institute’s work on climate change issues and guides WRI strategy in helping countries, governments, and individuals take positive action toward achieving a zero-carbon future. Under her leadership, the program is in the process of deepening its engagement in China, India, and Brazil. Jennifer is also WRI’s lead representative at international climate meetings, including the UNFCCC negotiations. More information about WRI can be found here.