• Lecture
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

Political Economy an Power Mapping of climate policy: Nationally and in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

This talk is part of Science at Noon by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

2020
Jan 30
12:15 - 13:00
Venue
Haus der Akademien
Laupenstrasse 7
3008 Bern

Meeting point

Cantina dell'Accademia in the ground floor
Klimabewegung
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Klimabewegung
Klimabewegung (Image: unsplash)

Recent elections have indicated positive trends on climate policy. In October 2019, one day apart from each other, on opposite ends of the globe we saw major pro-climate election shifts. In Switzerland, the Green Party saw a gain in support unparalleled in Swiss politics in 100 years, while in Canada an election billed as a referendum on climate action saw two-thirds of voters confirm Canada’s carbon tax, just a decade after resounding defeats for parties supporting pricing.

This session will examine the changing dynamics of climate policy internationally and how the political economy of climate change is evolving, including an assessment of actors and how they are getting policies implemented. Also included will be an update from the UNFCCC COP process about the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

A speech by Philip Gass, M.A., Senior Policy Analyst, Energy & Lead GSI Indonesia Program International Institute for Sustainable Development IISD

Suitable for

Age: 18+, 20-40, 55+

Activity

Content: simple
Interactivity: active/passive
Inside/outside: inside
Main organiser

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

More Information

Languages: English
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No