Yuen Lecture Series: One.5°
“Revisiting The Paris Agreement and Asia’s Impact”
The Paris Agreement was created to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C. It was signed by 174 countries and the European Union in 2016. As of February 2021, the number has increased to 194.
But what does The Paris Agreement mean for the world at large and Asia in particular? What consequences will the U.S.’ off-again, on-again approach have on The Paris Agreement’s overall success? How large a role will countries in the Asia-Pacific region play in mitigating the climate crisis?
Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, former lead negotiator for The Paris Agreement, now with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will share his thoughts on humanity’s current climate crisis. He will provide a first-hand account of the past, present and future of The Paris Agreement presented in practical and digestible terms focusing on man’s ingenuity, technological innovation and individual responsibilities.
One.5° is a new UChicago Yuen Campus series that explores this question and seeks answers from global experts from many disciplines. One.5° will highlight and draw attention to the issues, raise awareness and discuss solutions that individuals, communities, institutions and governments should consider to have an impact. We’ll discuss government policy and regulation that is working, how capitalism and corporate behaviors are changing and highlight success stories.