We are in the midst of a critical moment on the road to reaching a new international climate agreement at the 2015 U.N. climate change conference in Paris. Over a span of four weeks, the Obama administration is seeking to capitalize on the opportunities—and avoid the pitfalls—presented by the historic joint announcement of U.S.-Chinese post-2020 domestic climate goals; the imminent round of climate negotiations in Lima; the annual Montreal Protocol negotiations in Paris; the U.S. pledge of $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund; and more.
To shed light on this network of intersecting events, the Center for American Progress is hosting a conversation with the person at the center—as well as on the front lines—of the Obama administration’s international climate strategy: U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern. We are pleased to invite you to what will be a timely and lively conversation at this vital moment in international climate diplomacy and action.
Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
Pete Ogden, Senior Fellow and Director of International Energy and Climate Policy, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.