What can we expect to come from the much anticipated COP21 in Paris, convening in just a couple weeks time? While it will not be the panacea many hope for, do we have reason to be optimistic? Will it usher in a new era of truly global climate action?
This year’s Ecoscholars Kickoff Event was co-hosted by the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP), and featured a talk by Dr. Camilla Bausch, Director of Ecologic Institute in Berlin entitled “What to Expect From COP21.” The lecture provided a brief overview of developments in the past few years before delving into the current discussion surrounding the much-anticipated meeting at the end of this month.
Afterwards Emma Zinsmeister, Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, spoke to the U.S. perspective on COP21, providing insight on the role that the United States is likely to play.
A recording of the event is available on YouTube.
18:30 Meet and greet, sign in
18:45 Welcoming remarks: Introduction of Ecoscholars, ELEEP and the speakers (Katrina Abhold, Nick Evans, Andreas Graf)
19:00 “What to Expect From COP21” (Dr. Camilla Bausch)
19:45 The U.S. Perspective on COP21 (Emma Zinsmeister MPH)
20:00 Discussion and Q&A
Location: Ecologic Institute
Speakers: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Director, Ecologic Institute, Emma Zinsmeister, Science Fellow, U.S. Embassy Berlin
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:30pm