"Emerging understandings and battle lines in the negotiations for the 2015 Climate Agreement” by Prof Lavanya Rajamani

Past Event

19 June 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This public lecture is organised by the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, an Oxford Martin School Programme

Speaker: Professor Lavanya Rajamani, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change launched a process in Durban, 2011, to arrive at a ‘Protocol, another legal instrument or agreed outcome with legal force under the Convention applicable to all’ by 2015 to take effect from 2020. With a mere 18 months left to the Paris conference, 2015, slated as the deadline for these negotiations, key disagreements remain.

This seminar will explore the divisions over, prospects for and contours of a likely 2015 climate agreement. This seminar will discuss in particular the notion of “intended nationally determined contributions” - the centerpiece of the 2015 agreement - and other developments in the 2015 climate negotiations with a view to providing insights into the likely architecture and legal form of as well as treatment of differentiation and equity in the 2015 agreement.

All welcome

About the Speaker

Lavanya Rajamani is a Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. She specializes in international environmental law, with a particular focus on international climate change law. She has published extensively, and worked on and followed the climate negotiations since 1997, in different capacities, including as a consultant to the UNFCCC Secretariat, negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, and as an advisor to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long term Cooperative Action and Chairs of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform. Her full bio and list of publications is available at: http://www.cprindia.org/users/lavanya-rajamani