Looking Back on COP21: The Dynamics of a Climate Change Agreement

Date and time
19 Jan 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
European Union Society
Chrystal Macmillan Building (Seminar Room 2)

The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to a special event:

Looking Back on COP21
The Dynamics of a Climate Change Agreement

Dr Thomas Deleuil
Legal Advisor for Climate Negotiations
French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday 19 January 2016
5pm to 6pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building
Seminar Room 2

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris at the end of 2015 marked a significant moment in multilateral climate diplomacy. Its outcome, the Paris Agreement, is the first universal legally-binding global climate accord. The deal has been welcomed by many, and it was a major coup for French diplomacy. Nevertheless, successful implementation of the agreement can only be judged in time. Dr Thomas Deleuil, Legal Advisor at the French Foreign Ministry, will take us inside the process of negotiating a climate deal and reflect on the road to the Paris Agreement.

Dr Annalisa Savaresi | Discussant
Research and Teaching Fellow in Global Environmental Law
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society Honorary President
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

About the Speaker

Dr Thomas Deleuil is Legal Advisor for Climate Negotiations at the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and currently Guest Lecturer at Edinburgh Law School. His expertise includes international law, international environmental law and multilateral negotiations. He was a member of the EU negotiating team in the multilateral process leading to the Paris Agreement.

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All are welcome

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