Guest speaker: Nick Chan sharing insights from his COP19 Climate Conference Diary

You are warmly invited to the next event of the Environmental Politics Research Group.

Nick ChanWho & What: Nick Chan (PhD candidate, University of Oxford) will be speaking on the recent global climate change conference and his experience as a participant. His talk is entitled “How the COP19 (Polish) sausage was made: a participant-observer’s diary on the politics and process of the Warsaw climate conference.”

When: Monday, 2nd of December at 6pm

Where: West Room, International Politics Building

Last week, the global climate change conference ended with very mixed results and many issues left to be decided upon before a new binding treaty can enter into force in 2020. During the conference environmental organizations and social movements walked out of the conference, handing back their badges in frustration and 130 developing countries temporarily abandoned the discussion. While in the end, most would describe the Warsaw Conference of the Parties as a modest success, it is also clear that “as the climate talks end, the hard work is just beginning.”

Hence, The Environmental Politics Research Group (EPRG) is particularly proud to welcome a guest speaker who will share his perspective from the negotiation floor. Nick Chan who was part of the delegation of the small island state of Vanuatu will be speaking about his conference experience and will share reflections from his conference notebook. Nick is a PhD candidate, about to defend his thesis, at the University of Oxford and focuses his research on climate change negotiations and developing countries.

You can also follow Nick on twitter: @nickdotchan

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