Creating the Paris Path on Climate Change

From Paris through Marrakech to Fiji and Bonn and Beyond

Last November, the twenty-third meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change met in Bonn, Germany, with the co-sponsorship of Fiji. This was the second COP meeting since the landmark climate agreement was reached in Paris and the first since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. For Creating the Paris Path on Climate Change, the Sustainability Collaborative of George Washington University and the Goethe Institut of Washington, DC, have invited Elliot Diringer of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, a representative from the Embassy of Fiji, and Liane Schalatek of the Heinrich Boell Foundation (North America) to discuss the results of the Bonn meeting. In particular, the panelists, who participated in the negotiations themselves, will be asked how the election of Donald Trump affected the negotiations, about the challenges the Trump administration poses for future negotiations, and about the roles American students can play in both the American political process and the international response to climate change. The discussion will be followed by an informal reception. Policy papers by the participants and their organizations will be made available in print and online.


6:00 – Introductions and Opening Remarks
6:15 – Panel Discussion, with Liane Schalatek (Heinrich Boell Foundation), Elliot Diringer (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions), and a representative from the Embassy of Fiji
7:00 – Refreshments and Networking

Co-Sponsored by the Sustainability Collaborative of the George Washington University and the Goethe-Institut of Washington, DC.

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