An event co-organized by Paris 1 University, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, Programme Alliance, Columbia Global Centers and IDDRI.
While the challenges of accelerating climate change are more urgent than ever, the current American context seems more fragmented and complex than at the time of writing the Paris Agreement. Indeed Trump’s deregulatory agenda and permanent obstacles to climate change action curb any initiative in the fight against climate change. Still, subnational efforts to organize around climate change are part of actions and reactions happening presently in the US, leading all to lead-up to COP 24.
In parallel, a tremendous growth of activism from several different sectors is taking place in the US. Lawyers are filing lawsuits to challenge President Trump's actions in court and to create new legal theories to fight climate change. States and cities are adopting their own rules and programs. Scientists are marching in the streets and preserving the data that the Trump administration is trying to hide. All that put together creates a specific political context in the US in which climate change fighting ambitions seem complex and fragmented but still very rich.
This conference will analyse those actions and reactions and the perspectives for the year to come in the US and elsewhere.
To debate this issues, IDDRI and Paris 1 University within the Alliance program and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law of Columbia University invite you to come and interact with our guests:
- Teresa Ribera, Director, IDDRI
- Michael Burger, Sabin Researcher Fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University, Co-Director of the Project Climate Change Legal Studies, pathways to a green transition (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Paris 1 University, Alliance Program)
- Introduction and Facilitation, Marta Torre-Schaub, Research Director, CNRS, and Director of the Project Climate Change Legal Studies, pathways to a green transition (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Paris 1 University, Alliance Program)
The conference will be held in English without interpretation.