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COLLOQUIUM: Living with Climate Change: The Road from Paris
The twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris ended with an agreement that some call “the world’s greatest diplomatic success” while others insist it is “too weak” and full of “false hope.” Paris has created a pathway for success, but the Agreement itself cannot ensure it. The twentieth century showed it was no longer acceptable for governments to use claims of sovereignty to defend human rights abuses, and the twenty-first century may show the same to be true for greenhouse gas emissions. Whether this will be the historical legacy of the Paris Agreement will depend not just on the legal architecture it establishes and the decisions that were made in December, 2015, but also on the vigor and sustained action of the people of the world expressing themselves in their economic and political behavior as well as other domains of life. This is the only sure path to making the objectives of the Paris Agreement a reality.
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2016-2017 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.
- Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484
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