In December 2015, the world reached an unprecedented agreement on climate change. At the heart of the agreement are tangible emission reductions, with countries worldwide committing to keep greenhouse gases from reaching catastrophic levels. Countries, regardless of economic standing, also put forward specific commitments to reduce emissions. Yet the overall agreement fails to cite tangible targets and lacks any teeth for enforcement.
IonE director Jessica Hellmann, an internationally recognized leader on topics related to global change ecology and climate adaptation, will discuss the highlights and opportunities afforded by the Paris agreement, and also scrutinize it with a critical lens.
This event is part of the College of Continuing Education “Headliners” series.