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Monitoring Future Climate Treaties
Monitoring Future Climate Treaties

Date: Tuesday March 2, 2010
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium - Caltech


Public Panel Session: Monitoring Future Climate Treaties

Panel Moderator: Paul Wennberg (Caltech)

Panelists:

  • Phil DeCola (President’s Office of Science Technology Policy)
  • Anna Michalak (University of Michigan)
  • Pieter Tans (NOAA)
  • Charles Miller (NASA JPL)

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (2009) tackled the challenge of designing and implementing a global agreement for control of greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting floundered, in part, due to a seemingly mundane technical challenge: If treaties to controls on carbon emissions are adopted, how would compliance be monitored? Given the large global emissions of fossil fuel, why is it such a challenge to know how much each country is emitting?

Seating is open to the public and limited to a first come, first served basis. Sandwiches and sodas will be provided following the panel and discussion.

Sponsor: Keck Institute for Space Studies

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