"What future for Global Climate Politics?" Public Debate - 14th March, Sussex University

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Public debate at Sussex University - all welcome
When? March 14th 5-6.30pm followed by drinks reception
Where? Fulton A lecture theatre, Sussex University campus
Sponsored by the Centre for Global Political Economy & the Sussex Climate Change Network
Global climate politics are in stalemate. Targets and timetables for action fall woefully short of what the science suggests is required to keep global warming below dangerous levels. Unprecedented levels of finance for climate mitigation and adaptation are required, but we face the worst financial crisis for half a century, so where will the money come from and how will it be distributed? The role of carbon markets is in doubt amid low carbon prices and a series of corruption scandals. Political leadership is sorely lacking. So where do we go from here?
This is the question addressed by a distinguished panel of experts in climate change politics
The Panel
Chair: Matthew Lockwood, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
Mark Kenber, Climate Group, former advisor to Tony Blair on Climate Change.
Farhana Yamin, Children’s Investment Fund, former legal advisor to the small island states in the climate change negotiations.
Peter Newell, Professor of International Relations, University of Sussex, researcher and consultant on climate change politics.
Smita Nakhooda, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, formerly World Resources Institute, Washington.

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Fulton A lecture theatre, Sussex University campus