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MSc Reading Group February - Two sides of the climate change coin: climate...
Fri 5 February 2016, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
This event is open to all University of Edinburgh Masters and PhD students only
The theme of the February MSc Reading group is climate change impacts and adaptation and the UNFCCC response. The evening will be introduced by GESA members Prof Mark Rounsevell and Dr Annalisa Savaresi. The pathways along which governments turn scientific knowledge concerning climate change into action are tortuous and riddled with potholes. At the intergovernmental level, assistance in this complex and often fraught process comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In this discussion we will explore how effective these processes are in achieving their different goals, discussing where we are after COP21, and what is the potential for the future.