What’s on : Lectures
International Climate Politics after Glasgow
Dr John Vogler, Professorial Research Fellow in International Relations, University of Keele
COP 26 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021, succeeded in keeping the prospect of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5˚C alive, although as Alok Sharma noted, ‘its pulse was weak’. However, since then the situation has become increasingly difficult and potentially disastrous. The perverse effects of global energy price rises and the associated shock to the international political order of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are more than evident. This lecture will consider the question of how far climate negotiations can be insulated from broader political and strategic relationships using the perspective of the longer term study of climate change in world politics, both in terms of the drivers of national policies and significant structural change to the international system. There will be an attempt to draw conclusions as to the development of the mechanisms of the Paris Agreement as it is fully implemented.
Joint lecture with “PLACE” and “The Royal Geographical Society”
Lecture to be held in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Theatre, Yorkshire Museum,
YO1 7DR at 7pm