Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “The Future of International Climate Agreements”? on Tuesday, June 12. Alex Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State, will discuss the history of global governance of climate change, political obstacles to international climate change negotiations, and policy recommendations to help design successful climate management agreements.
The webinar, which is part of the Global Change, Local Impact webinar series, will be held on June 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information. Visit changingclimate.osu.edu to sign up. A Q&A session, moderated by Brent Sohngen, Professor in Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, will follow the presentation.
Dr. Thompson’s research interests focus on the politics of international organizations and international law. His presentation will discuss the uncertain future of international climate agreements — new binding commitments or more decentralized agreements — as greenhouse gas emissions goals established under the Kyoto Protocol are set to expire at the end of the year.
The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu.
Jill Jentes Banicki, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8949, firstname.lastname@example.org.