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GDB3

Negotiating 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)

Panelists:
- 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)).

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