Post-COP21, what's next?
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The Library, in collaboration with the OECD, will present on what to expect and followup on after the COP21 Conference in December 2015. After many days of intense talks, representatives of 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the dramatic effects of climate change.
The success of this historic universal agreement on climate change now depends largely on how each of these countries delivers on their plans and promises. There are issues of funding, trust and technology at play and this panel discussion will focus on what we, as concerned citizens, should be paying attention to in the months and years ahead.
About the speaker
Richard Baron manages the OECD Round Table on Sustainable Development, a high-level public-private forum to foster progress on pressing environmental questions. In this role, his work areas include renewable energy, corporate reporting, international competitiveness and co-operation in climate policy, and industrial innovation in the low-carbon transition.
In 2014-15 he coordinated the project "Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy" in co-operation with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum and the Nuclear Energy Agency, for the 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting. Prior to his position at the OECD, Richard was the head of climate change at the IEA where his work included UNFCCC negotiations, carbon market mechanisms, industrial competitiveness and sectoral approaches, and the role of electricity in decarbonization.
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