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What Comes Next After the Paris Agreement?

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Daniel Bodansky

  • Foundation Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

For the second session of the Allies of the Anthropocene Dialogue Series, Daniel Bodansky will be guiding us through a discussion around the timely news and implications forthcoming from the ratification of the Paris Agreement.

The Paris Agreement has been hailed as an historic achievement. It was signed by 175 parties on the opening day, the most ever for an international agreement. And it will enter into force on November 4, less than a year after its adoption — lightning speed by international standards. But does this unprecedented international support reflect true consensus about how to address the climate change problem? Has the Paris Agreement solved the climate change problem? What are its prospects going forward? And what remains to be done?

Daniel M. Bodansky is a leading authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law. He teaches courses in international law and sustainability and is a key player in the College of Law’s new Program on Law and Sustainability.

Professor Bodansky has served as the climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State, in addition to consulting for the United Nations in the areas of climate change and tobacco control. Since 2001, Professor Bodansky has been a consultant and senior advisor on the “Beyond Kyoto” and “Pocantico Dialogue” projects at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. He is the U.S.-nominated arbitrator under the Antarctic Environmental Protocol, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Society of International Law.

Professor Bodansky’s scholarship includes three books and dozens of articles and book chapters on international law, international environmental law and climate change policy.

ASU faculty, staff, and research students from all schools and departments are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

This series is sponsored by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.