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The Future of Global Governance and Climate Action in a Changing Political Landscape

November 30, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

On 4 November 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change formally entered into force. On 17 November 2016, nearly 200 countries attending the COP22 to the UNFCCC adopted the Marrakech Action Proclamation for Our Climate and Sustainable Development, calling for the highest political commitment to fight against global warming. The achievement in climate change has provided a major breakthrough in global governance.

However, the world’s change of political landscape adds to the uncertainty in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and challenges facing by international cooperation, demanding a reevaluation of the future of international climate governance. Is progress still possible for the U.S. under the new administration? Could the Paris Agreement withstand the risk of a possible global diplomatic backlash? Would there be a new world order in climate governance?

On November 30, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, Caixin Video and Columbia Global Center | Beijing will co-host a public event on The future of global governance and climate action in a changing political landscape. The event will be in Chinese with simultaneous translation. We warmly welcome you to join us for the discussion.

Qi Ye
Qi Ye Leading expert on China’s environmental policy, senior fellow and director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy (BTC) in Beijing.
Jia Qingguo
Jia Qingguo Professor and Dean of the School of International Studies of Peking University
Zou Ji
Zou Ji Deputy Director General of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) under the National Development and Reform Commission in China
Shi Yinhong
Shi Yinhong Professor of International Relations, Chairman of Academic Committee of the School of International Studies, and Director of the Center on American Studies at Renmin University of China
Michael B. Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor
Michael B. Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

 Agenda

15:30-15:35 Opening remarks 

Qi Ye, Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy; Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

15:35-16:55 Panel Discussion

Host: 

Qi Ye, Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy; Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Panelists:

Jia Qingguo, Dean and Professor, School of International Studies, Peking University

Michael B. Gerrard (TBC), Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Shi Yinhong, Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China

Zou Ji, Deputy Director General, China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

16:55-17:25 Q&A  

17:25-17:55 Video Sharing

Zhang Hong, Chief Editor, Caixin Video

17:55-18:00 Closing Remarks

Qi Ye, Director and Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy; Professor, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University