Even a month out, the Paris climate talks are already unprecedented: every developed nation and more than 100 developing nations have each put forward plans to address global warming. Virtually all nations are pledging to do more than ever before and this has laid the foundation for concluding a successful new global climate agreement in December. What will this agreement mean and what comes next?
Please join us for a conversation with some of the leading U.S. voices on climate action and diplomacy previewing the outcome of December’s climate talks and outlining a post-Paris climate agenda to accelerate global climate action further.
- Carol Browner, former EPA Administrator and Director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy
- Henry Waxman, former Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee
- Nigel Purvis, CEO of Climate Advisers and former senior U.S. climate negotiator
Speakers will present the context and findings of a new Climate Advisers analysis showing that the global climate debate should and could turn from what countries can do on their own, to how countries can do more by working together. On November 1st, the day before the event, the UN body tasked with holding the climate talks is expected to release its analysis of how far the emissions reductions nations have pledged this year will go to stopping runaway global warming, and the report is expected to show that a significant emissions gap remains. In the months and years after Paris, countries will have to work together to close the emissions gap. This event will explore how.
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Monday, November 2, 2015
Breakfast provided: 9:00 AM
Briefing: 9:30 AM
Andrew Thorne | 202-350-4947