Past Event

Governing the Climate? The Paris Agreement at Work

April 6, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

It has been more than six years since COP 21 was held in Paris in December 2015. We’re now able to take a step back, take stock, and ask some important questions about the Paris process: How can very ambitious emissions reduction goals be met by voluntary national commitments? Do commitments translate into transformative policies? What are the most promising mechanisms, initiatives, and developments that could enable developing countries to deliver on ambitious emissions reduction targets? How does the formal regime (post-Paris process) interact with initiatives, actions and commitments from the industrial and financial sectors? How will the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine impact international climate policy? The Center on Global Energy Policy and the Columbia Global Centers | Paris will host a panel of experts to address these questions, and more.

  • Pierre Noël, Global Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA


  • Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University; Alliance (Visiting) Professor, Sciences Po; and Centennial (Visiting) Professor, London School of Economics
  • Amy Dahan, Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (Paris, France)
  • Paul Watkinson, Counsellor to Director for European and International Action, Ministry for Ecological Transition, France – former chief negotiator, former chair of Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice of UNFCCC


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.
This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).
For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

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Center on Global Energy Policy