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Environmental Forum | The Global Energy Transition, Geopolitics & Security

March 7, 2023 - 12:00pm
Y2E2 Rm 299

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Laurence Tubiana is CEO of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and a Professor at Sciences Po, Paris. She previously chaired the Board of Governors at the French Development Agency (AFD), as well as the Board at Expertise France (The French public agency for international technical assistance). Before joining the ECF, Laurence was France’s Climate Change Ambassador and Special Representative for COP21, and as such a key architect of the landmark Paris Agreement. Following COP21 and through COP22, she was appointed UN High-Level Champion for climate action.

About this Event

The global energy transition is an urgent imperative all while climate impacts intensify. This requires effective multilateral action, yet global governance continues to face a series of shocks, from the pandemic to rising geopolitical tensions. These have ultimately highlighted the resilience of the Paris Agreement, but also the need to critically assess the "regime complex" of multilateral climate action: how can we enhance action under existing multilateral treaties? What new governance tools do we need? And how do we move faster while adjusting to the new reality of Loss & Damage liabilities? A new consensus on clean energy, human security and the need for revising the international financial architecture is emerging. This lecture will consider the current context and some paths forward.


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