Earthscan is the UK-based creator of “Earthcasts,” a series of free webcasts on the transition to a “greener” future. The upcoming Earthcast will examine the Copenhagen Climate Treaty and analyze the negotiating tactics that were used to come to the agreement. The one-hour installment is set to air Wednesday, January 27 at 12 p.m. EST. For those that have been curious about the behind-the-scenes operations of the COP-15 process, this is a great chance to get a deeper cross-section. The current COP-15 agreement limits emissions of larger polluters and provides economic and technological assistance (by larger polluters) to developing countries less capable of achieving the same goal.
Climate experts Michael Grubb, David Satterthwaite and Richard Smith will lead the discussion. They will examine whether an ambitious and binding agreement can still be reached in the wake of the COP-15 process. This webcast is a wonderful opportunity to learn what exactly happened at Copenhagen, and why the result was so radically different from what most expected it to be. While all the experts are united under the banner of Earthscan in one way or another, the webcast is bound to be both informative and interesting, especially for anyone as skeptical as I am toward the negotiating practices of political entities. Plus, it’s a free webcast, so just tune in if you’re interested.
Click here to register for the COP-15 Earthcast.
About the Climate Experts
Michael Grubb is Editor-in-Chief of the Earthscan journal, Climate Policy, and a professor at the University of Cambridge. David Satterthwaite has written and edited nine Earthscan books, including Adapting Cities to Climate Change and The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Cities. He is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and also edits the journal, Environment and Urbanization. Richard Smith is the author of the Earthscan book Negotiating Environment and Science, published under the new Resources for the Future (RFF) Press imprint, and has many years of experience as a negotiator with U.S. State Department. He has received numerous awards, including two presidential honors and the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award.
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