UN Climate Talks in Qatar: What’s at Stake?

UN Climate Talks in Qatar: What’s at Stake?

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Panel discussion with:

Ed Cameron, Director of the International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute
Arne Jungjohann, Program Director Environment, Heinrich Böll Foundation
Andrew Light, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress and The German Marshall Fund
Hans Verolme, Founder and Senior Strategy Adviser, Climate Advisers Network, Berlin
Dessima Williams, Ambassador / Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former chair of
the Alliance of Small Island Developing States, AOSIS, TBC

At the last session of negotiations in Durban, South Africa in December 2011, countries around the world decided to launch a new round of negotiations aimed at finalizing a legally binding agreement in 2015.  Along with a new agreement, there is great urgency to reduce emissions now due to the fact that, according to scientists, emissions will need to peak globally by 2015 in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. 

The next negotiating session takes place in Doha, Qatar from November 26 to December 7, 2012. Along with the future of the Kyoto Protocol and the need for immediate emissions reductions, a range of issues are on the table. What is the present state of negotiations? Where has progress been achieved? What are the biggest opportunities for success and the biggest barriers to moving forward?

Experts from various organizations involved in the preparation of the Doha Conference will join a discussion about goals and perspectives. Organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Goethe Institute and the World Resource Institute.

RSVP at rsvp@washington.goethe.org