Climate countdown – get up to speed on the upcoming climate negotiations

Flooding, storms, heat waves and a fast melting Arctic. Every other week alarming reports from scientists point out that the world is not doing enough to limit emissions and global warming. In December 2018, the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will take place in Katowice, Poland, to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris agreement.

Ambitions and relevance of the Paris agreement have been questioned and countries such as the US have stated that they are withdrawing from the discussions. So what role does international negotiations such as COP24 play? Is it only governments fighting to protect national interests or a way of saving the planet? Whose voices are being heard and what impact can be made?

Join us for a seminar about international climate negotiations and the upcoming COP24!

Speakers
Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Chief negotiator for the Swedish delegation at COP
Mathias Fridahl, Climate Policy Analyst, Fores
Maggie White, Senior Manager International Policy, SIWI Swedish Water House
Adam Leckius (moderator), International Coordinator, PUSH Sweden

Preliminary program
15:30-15:35 Intro  – Moderator Adam Leckius
15:35-15:55 Background on the Paris Agreement and COP – Mathias Fridahl
15:55-16:35 Panel discussion – Johanna Lissinger Peitz, Maggie White, Mathias Fridahl
16:35-16:55 Q&A
16:55-17:00 Closing

The seminar is organised in collaboration with ABF Stockholm. The seminar will take place in Hedénsalen at ABF-huset and is held in English.