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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)
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.