The climate crisis five years after the Paris Agreement - Mikael Karlsson
- Date: –19:00
- Location: Zoom
- Lecturer: Mikael Karlsson, Associate Professor in Environmental Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
- Organiser: UF Uppsala – The Association of Foreign Affairs; Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
- Contact person: Daniel Hedlund
The lecture will be held in English.
Climate change is currently one of the largest threats to humankind and requires global cooperation. Five years ago, the Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. This legally binding international treaty is a landmark in the multilateral climate collaboration. But what has been achieved since then? Associate Professor Mikael Karlsson, soon taking up a position at Uppsala University, will take stock of the development after Paris, including discussing potential reasons for the huge gaps between climate goals and policy outcomes, and strategies and prospects for bridging these.
About the lecturer:
Mikael Karlsson is Associate Professor in Environmental Science and has a PhD in Environment and Energy Systems. His research focuses on environmental governance and policy, science denial and science-policy interactions related to e.g. climate change and energy systems. Mikael serves since more than two decades in various expert and research bodies, committees and agencies on environmental issues in Sweden and the EU, at present including the government’s All Party Committee on Environmental Objectives, the board of the Swedish Forest Agency, the National Council for Nuclear Waste and the European Commission’s High Level Group on Energy Intensive Industries. He has also been the president of the Swedish Society for Nature Protection and of the European Environmental Bureau, Europe’s largest environmental organization. On the 15th of March, he will start as a Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Leadership here at Uppsala University.
This lecture is in collaboration with UF Uppsala – The Association of Foreign Affairs.