The Road to Paris: Multidimensional Action to Address Climate Change


All eyes are on Paris as the deadline for negotiation of a new climate change agreement under the auspices of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties approaches at the end of this year. Whatever those international negotiations deliver, it is unlikely to be a panacea for the problem of climate change. Climate change is increasingly recognized to be a multiscalar, multidimensional problem that will require concerted action across many levels of government and by a range of actors, public and private. Federal action under the newly released Clean Power Plan, local action by cities and states, engagement of corporations and the private sector, and litigation and advocacy by civil society, are all likely to be part of the puzzle in developing effective climate change regulation.

This event will seek to take stock of multidimensional action to address climate change and its interaction with international efforts to reach a new climate agreement in December in Paris. The workshop is being organized by the Energy Transition Lab at the University of Minnesota, together with the International Environmental Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. The workshop is designed to encourage production of innovative, new scholarship on questions of climate change regulation, with a particular focus on supporting new professionals and young or emerging scholars. Participants will discuss and receive feedback on drafts of their papers during the workshop.

Date and Location

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:30am to Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm
University of Minnesota Law School
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