GDB3Negotiating climate policy - resigning to resilience?
|Conveners: Oksana Tarasova , Thomas Blunier , Nicholas T. Arndt|
Thu, 16 Apr, 15:30–17:00
Nations are striving to negotiate a new global climate change agreement in late 2015 in Paris. These negotiations offer governments a crucial occasion to reach a broad, balanced and durable agreement strengthening the international climate effort. The Great Debate will discuss two possible avenues that humanity can choose: pursue negotiations and achieve a solution that combat global warming, or to put more effort on adaptation and resilience building. The panel will discuss emission scenarios and related climate consequence.
Moderator: Dr. Bronwyn Wake (Senior Editor Nature Climate Change)
- Dr. Tapio Kanninen (Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Project on Sustainable Global Governance at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York).
- Dr. Phil DeCola (Chief Science Officer at Sigma Space Corporation)
- Dr. Valérie Masson-Delmotte (Senior scientist at CEA)
-Prof. Keywan Riahi (Program Director of the Energy Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria)).
Moderator: Dr. Bronwyn Wake
Senior Editor Nature Climate Change
Bronwyn is a chemical oceanographer, with a PhD in trace element biogeochemistry and first class Honours in Antarctic Studies from the University of Tasmania, Australia. Prior to joining Nature Climate Change, Bronwyn was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton, UK and European Institute for Marine Studies, Brest, France. Her research work focused on trace metal cycling in marine waters and their roles as micronutrients for phytoplankton.
1) Dr. Tapio Kanninen
Tapio Kanninen is Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Project on Sustainable Global Governance at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He was Chief of the Policy Planning Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (1998-2005) and Head of the Secretariat of Kofi Annan’s five Summits with Regional Organizations. Kanninen has worked on several UN reforms: as secretary and research focal point of the high-level drafting group of Boutros-Boutros Ghali’s An Agenda for Peace and convener of the interdepartmental task force to implement its recommendations; secretary of General Assembly Working Groups on An Agenda for Peace; of Strengthening of the UN System; and of Security Council reform. He also worked as a team member of the UNEP-funded project in the UN Statistical Office to develop a global framework for environmental statistics. President of Global Crisis Information Network Inc, member of the Club of Rome and author of 2013 book "Crisis of Global sustainability".
2) Dr. Phil DeCola
Chief Science Officer at Sigma Space Corporation
Phil DeCola worked as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House for 3 years and for 13 years he worked as a Program Scientist at NASA Headquarters.
3) Dr. Valérie Masson-Delmotte
Senior scientist at CEA
Valerie Masson-Delmotte is a leading paleo climatologist. Since 1997 she works at the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA), in the Laboratory for Climate Sciences and Environment. She served on many national and international projects including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Valerie received the Irène Joliot-Curie prize as the woman scientist of the year 2013.
4) Prof. Keywan Riahi
Keywan Riahi is Program Director of the Energy Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria). In addition he holds a part-time position as Visiting Professor in the field of energy systems analysis at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. Professor Riahi is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) and a number of other international and European scenario activities. Since 1998, he has served as a Lead Author and Review Editor to various international Assessments, such as the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), and Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), including the IPCC's Third, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports, the IPCC's Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES), the Special Report on CO2 Capture and Storage (SRCCS), and the Special Report on Renewable Energy(SRREN).