COP 19 Debrief Warsaw 2013 The Dynamics of the Climate Talks Toward 2015

3 Feb 2014 - 2:30pm to 4 Feb 2014 - 3:45pm

Room 035 HNES

Curtis Lecture Hall (CLH) M
York University
4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3


The Dynamics of the Climate Talks at the UNFCCC toward 2015

Idil Boran
York University

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Warsaw in November 2013. Warsaw 2013 is considered to be an important step toward 2015, the target year for agreement on an entirely new international climate treaty.

Dr. Idil Boran, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, LA&PS, who attended the meeting as accredited observer from York University, offers an account of the latest state of the negotiations.

Dr. Boran will discuss the dynamics of the negotiations, highlighting the main points of contention, the key decisions that have been adopted in Warsaw, as well as the potential for a possible treaty agreement.  The objective is to identify both the challenges arising from the decision process and the progress that has been made toward 2015, drawing implications both for policy and for research. The issues include:

  • the newly agreed Warsaw mechanism for loss and damage associated with climate change in most vulnerable countries
  • the architecture of the agreement on reduction of emissions due to deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)
  • discussions about adaptation
  • the role of international institutions and an international treaty in addressing these challenges

Everyone welcome. Free event hosted by IRIS Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability

Download the COP 19 Debrief Poster