Columbia Global Centers | Tunis organized a joint webinar in collaboration with EFE Tunisia and Association des Jeunes Ingénieurs de Zarzis about the impacts of climate change. The event was held in English and translated simultaneously into Arabic.
This webinar discussed the causes of climate change (mostly greenhouse gases from the use of fossil fuels, and also deforestation and industrial and agricultural activities); the impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise, extreme heat, drought and desertification (with special emphasis on impacts on North Africa); trends in emissions and impacts; the effects of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on employment (jobs gained and jobs lost); and international agreements on climate change, especially the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 1992 and the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.
Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School, teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law, and energy regulation, and founded and directs the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He also chaired the faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute from 2015 to 2018.