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Bodansky to speak at U.N. climate change conference
will address a special event organized by the ad hoc working group on the Durban Platform (ADP) for the annual United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Doha, Qatar.
Bodansky’s keynote presentation is part of a joint discussion with Professor Jiahua Pan of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Together, they will address the 2015 agreement made between the ADP and the European Union. The goal of agreement is to inform politicians and members of the scientific and technical committees, so that a consensual legal framework can be adopted by 2015 and implemented by 2020.
Additionally, Bodansky will sit on a panel during a conference event, “The Durban Platform: Issues and Options for a 2015 Agreement,” on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Bodansky and other panelists, H.E. Burghan Gafoor, Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Singapore, Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, International and Climate Strategy, European Commission, H.E. Jo Tyndall, Climate Change Ambassador, New Zealand, Alfred Wills, Chief Negotiator – Climate Change, South Africa, and Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, will examine the Center’s analysis of issues and options for a 2015 agreement under the Durban Platform.
The ADP was established at last year's convention in Durban, South Africa, and is the main negotiating group to develop a protocol, legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force that, under the Convention, will be applicable to all nations.
Bodansky is the ASU Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics and Sustainability and a preeminent authority on global climate change whose teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law.