Asian and European approaches to climate change differ. Can a new global climate change accord accommodate both?
By the end of this year, Paris will host a summit to broker a new climate change accord. Negotiations to get a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol have not been successful, but there are new efforts to make the changes of success greater at the Paris summit. As Asia now represents a big – and still growing – part of the world economy and carbon emissions, it is critical that a new agreement reflects the successful approaches to reduce carbon emissions in Asia. At this seminar, professor Suh-Yong Chung will talk about Asian approaches to climate change and how they fit with ambitions for a global agreement to reduce carbon emissions.
The discussion starts at 15:30 with a presentation by Suh-Yong Chung, Professor of International Studies at Korea University and a leading scholar of the laws and institutions of climate change and sustainability. He has advised governments and international organisations, and he was a member of the Presidential Committee on Green Growth in Korea.
The event ends at 17:00 followed by a wine reception.