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"The Paris Agreement in Climate Change is in Force — What Now?"

Christina Voigt
Professor of Law
Department of Public and International Law
University of Oslo

Monday, March 13, 2017
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

"As a prominent professor at the University of Oslo and the legal advisor to the Norwegian delegation to the international climate negotiations, Christina has a deep understanding of the relationship between the concerns of analysts and practitioners." — Oran Young, Emeritus Faculty Host

The Paris Agreement entered into force with record-breaking speed on November 4th, 2016, less than a year after its adoption. In this talk, Professor Christina Voigt will explain some of the reasons for this rapid entry into force, as well as the consequences of it. She will also give a snapshot of the UN climate negotiations after the latest summit in Marrakesh in November 2016, and discuss expectations for the future development of the international climate regime.

Christina Voigt is a Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, Department of Public and International Law, and coordinator for environmental research at Pluricourts - Center of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. Professor Voigt is an expert in international environmental law, with a particular emphasis on climate change and sustainable development law, and is a prolific author on these topics. Her latest publications deal with questions of differentiation between states, the standard of care in the Paris Agreement, as well as the design of the compliance mechanism of the Agreement. For the last 10 years, Professor Voigt has been the principal legal advisor to and negotiator for the Norwegian Government in the UN climate negotiations. She is Norway's lead negotiator on REDD+ and on compliance under the Paris Agreement. Currently she is on sabbatical leave at the Bren School, where she is writing a book on environmental multilateralism.

NOTE: Bren seminars are hosted by Bren faculty members and are generally high-level talks about research in a particular area of environmental science and management.


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