Öppet seminarium om klimatdiplomati och vägen efter Durban

W(h)ither Climate Diplomacy? Lessons learned for post-Durban climate politics.

  Date and time: 9 Oct, 15.15-17.00 Venue: Dept of Political Science, house: Eden, room Ed366 (Conference room, 3 floor) Diplomatic efforts to design an international regime for global concerted action to halt climate change has been intense ever since the Kyoto Protocol was agreed in 1997. However, the negotations has been belated by serious problems to reach agreement due to deep-seated conflicts among key parties, most evidently demonstrated in
Hague 2000 and in Copenhagen 2009. Ever since negotiators have struggled to restore faith in climate diplomacy.
The Durban Platform agreed last year – hailed a success by some, criticised by others – opens a new round of negotiations aimed at a post-2015 regime. At the prospect of the Doha summit upcoming in December (COP 18), we will in this open research seminar take stock of the UN-led climate change negotiations and reflect upon the
main hurdles for the future of climate diplomacy. Bo Kjellén, former Swedish chief negotiator, is invited to the seminar to present his view on the evolution and current state of climate diplomacy and reflect upon possible ways forward. To second him, a distinguished panel of climate researchers based at Lund University will provide critical reflections on the prospects and problems for the
future climate regime: Might the Durban Platform provide a new momentum for the negotations? What realistic expectations for the future should one hold? What will be key issues and problems for a future post-2015 regime?
Bo Kjellén, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute; former Climate Ambassador of Sweden;
author of A New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development (Routledge, 2008).
Fariborz Zelli, Ass. Prof., Dept of Political Science; previously the UK Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; his
research focuses on global environmental governance, climate change negotiations, institutional complexity and deforestation
Carin Nilsson, PhD, Research coordinator at Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), and at SMHI
working with climate knowledge transfer in Europe.
Jakob Skovgaard, Post Doc, Dept of Political Science; his research focuses on the development of EU
climate policy as well as the global climate finance negotations.

Roger Hildingsson, Dept of Political Science, LU contact point to the UNFCCC Welcome! 

Tid: 2012-10-09 kl. 15.15
Sluttid: 2012-10-09 kl. 17.00

Kontakt: Anna Kristiansson

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