An Evolving Climate Regime: Cancun and Beyond

Featuring Daniel Bodansky, Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability, Arizona State University and Elliot Diringer, Vice President for International Strategies, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

When: Friday, March 25, 2011, 1:30 to 3:00PM

Where: Johns Hopkins University SAIS - Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C., 20036

Daniel Bodansky and Elliot Diringer will present the Pew Center's report The Evolution of Multilateral Regimes: Implications for Climate Change. The report examines why and how most international regimes evolve gradually, rather than through dramatic step-changes. It outlines evolutionary pathways within and outside the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that can promote stronger near-term action while building a sturdier foundation for a future binding agreement.


About the speakers:
Daniel Bodansky is the Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Mr. Bodansky served at the US State Department as the Climate Change Coordinator from 1999-2001 and as an attorney-advisor from 1985-1989. Prior to joining the ASU faculty in 2010, he held the Woodruff Chair of International Law at the University of Georgia and was a professor of law at the University of Washington. His recent book, The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law (Harvard Univ. Press 2010) was awarded the 2011 Harold & Margaret Sprout prize from the International Studies Association as the best book this year on international environmental politics.

Elliot Diringer is Vice President for International Strategies at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change.  He previously served at the White House as Deputy Press Secretary to President Clinton, and as Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Communications at the Council on Environmental Quality. Before coming to Washington, Mr. Diringer was an environmental journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.