Climate Change and Global Citizenship: the post-Paris agenda
Jonathan Porritt CBE
'Global citizenship’ is a much-loved rhetorical device for those who inhabit the world of international politics, with a long and honourable backstory. But it rarely translates into any substantive impacts on global policy-making or legal processes, and has literally zero resonance with the vast majority of global citizens!
However, it’s already clear that decisions taken over the last few years regarding measures deemed necessary to address the challenge of accelerating climate change are now starting to change all that – and these measures represent just the tiniest sliver of what will need to be put in place over the next couple of decades. Which must surely mark the period during which the concept of Global Citizenship, at long last, grows up.
Please arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. A drinks reception will follow in the UCL North Cloisters.