A Fractured Earth – Global Failures in the Fight Against the Climate Crisis
Scientists and activists had hoped the latest international meeting on the climate crisis (COP27) would produce meaningful results. But while a few deals were struck, geopolitics had the upper hand. The lack of action to phase out fossil fuels represents a massive failure of global governance. As the window to hit net zero emissions shrinks faster and faster, and extreme weather events inflict irreversible economic, social, and cultural damage on low and middle-income countries, does any institution anywhere retain credibility in the fight against potentially catastrophic climate change?
Join us Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 11:00 am EST / 4:00 pm GMT, for another installment of Free Speech at the Crossroads: International Dialogues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Free Speech Project (Georgetown University) and the Future of the Humanities Project (Georgetown University and Blackfriars Hall and Campion Hall, Oxford). It is part of the ongoing monthly series Free Speech at the Crossroads: International Dialogues.
Astrid Caldas, senior climate scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Charlie Holt, legal counsel, Greenpeace International
Constance McDermott, senior research fellow, Oriel College, Oxford
Richard Staley, lecturer, researcher, and professor, Cambridge University and University of Copenhagen
Michael Scott (moderator), senior dean, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford.
Sanford J. Ungar (moderator), director, Free Speech Project, Georgetown University.
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