Since President Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement on June 1st, there have been mixed messages emerging from the US about its climate targets.
With the impacts of climate change becoming increasingly apparent and the next round of international climate negotiations (COP23) due to kick off in Germany in November, what are the prospects for the Agreement?
How can the international community move forwards, given the need to ratchet up greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets?
H.E. Mr Yogesh Punja, Fiji High Commissioner to Australia, will deliver a brief introduction to the COP23 negotiations.
Jacob Werksman, the European Commission’s chief climate advisor, will discuss the opportunities, challenges and likely outcomes of the upcoming negotiations, followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A.
- Jacob Werksman, Principal Adviser to Directorate General for Climate Action in the European Commission
- Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
- Dr Luke Kemp, lecturer and expert on international climate policy, Fenner School of Environment and Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
About the speaker
Jacob Werksman’s work with the European Commission focuses on the international dimensions of European climate policy. His responsibilities include leading aspects of the European Union negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and advising the European Commission with regard to international partnerships to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
ORGANISED BY THE ANU CLIMATE CHANGE INSTITUTE AND EU DELEGATION TO AUSTRALIA