The Paris Climate Agreement in perspective: a student forum

Date & time: 4.15–5.45am 11 March 2016, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: target="_blank">Manning Clark Theatre 2, Building 26A, Union Court, ANU, Acton, ACT 2601
Speakers: Luke Kemp, Tatiana Alvarez, Elizabeth Buchan, Moira Cully, Olivia Purba

The Paris Climate Talks culminated in universal acceptance of a UN agreement to limit global warming to below 2°C for the first time ever.    A panel of ANU students, who were at the talks, will discuss the significance of the agreement, what’s happened since then and what needs to happen for Australia and the world to meet their targets.   This will be followed by Q&A with the panel.


Luke Kemp: Will Paris and Pledges Make a Difference? Reviewing the Effectiveness of the New Climate Agreement

Tatiana Alvarez: The Legal Architecture of the Paris Agreement:  Barriers to Implementation

Elizabeth Buchan: The outcome of the Paris negotiation process and relevance for carbon pricing initiatives around the world

Moira Cully: The era of fossil fuels is over, but not for the Australian government

Olivia Purba: Bringing the Paris Agreement back to ANU