What to expect from the next UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris?
Conference by Brice Lalonde
Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to the U.N. Global Compact,
former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20
Talk and Panel discussion with Prof. S. Jasanoff (Science, Technology and Society Program), Adj. Prof. M. Rouyer (Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation) and Prof. Henry Lee (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs).
27th October 2015 – 6-7.30pm / Harvard Wiener Auditorium (Taubman)
We are at a critical stage of the negotiations on climate change: the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) will be held in Paris, early December 2015. As a former UN Assistant Secretary-General (Executive Coordinator of Rio+20) and key international negotiator in various climatic / sustainable development settings who happens to be from France (where the conference will be organized), Mr. Brice Lalonde’s brings a unique perspective on what is at stake and what to expect.
About Brice Lalonde
Brice Lalonde is the Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Prior to this appointment Mr. Lalonde served as French Ambassador for climate change, French Minister for the Environment, Chairman of the Round Table for Sustainable Development at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Senior Adviser for the Environment to the French Government. In addition, he held the position of Director of the Paris office of the Institute for a European Environment Policy. Mr. Lalonde has also worked for non-governmental organizations, like Friends of the Earth. He is now Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to the U.N. Global Compact.