Copenhagen: What happened; What next?

14 January 2010


Following the Copenhagen conference in December, many people are asking themselves what happens now. Was the Copenhagen conference a failure? What lessons can be drawn from the outcome of the conference? Next time, what should we do more of, what should we do less of?

A panel discussion to be held on Friday 15 January at the School of Geography and the Environment will bring together a number of academics affiliated with the 21st Century School, as well as two UK journalists, to reflect on the conference and its implications for future climate negotiations.

The panel will be chaired by Dr Heike Schroeder, James Martin Research Fellow in forest governance at the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests. Panellists include:

  • Professor Diana Liverman, former Director of the Environmental Change Institute
  • Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
  • James Painter, a BBC journalist, currently based at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Mark Lynas, a freelance writer specialising in climate and author of "Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet"

"Copenhagen: What Happened; What Next?" is a special event jointly organised by the Environmental Change Institute, the Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests and the Tyndall Centre. A podcast of this event is available here.

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