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Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes

Department of Geography and the Environment public lecture

Date: Monday 12 March 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker: Professor Scott Barrett
Chair: Professor Eric Neumayer

Update, Wednesday 18 January: This event is now taking place on Monday 12 March in the New Theatre, rather than Wednesday 14 March in the Hong Kong Theatre as was originally scheduled.

Professor Barrett discusses whether the prospect of approaching climate catastrophes makes international cooperation on climate change any easier, and examines how the international system is likely to respond to the future crossing of a ‘climate tipping point’.

Scott Barrett is the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute.

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A copy of Professor Barrett's PowerPoint presentation is available to download:

Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes (pdf)|


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