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EVENT: The Good News on Climate Change

Professor Robert Stavins introduces Christiana Figueres at the open address.
: Kris Snibbe

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), visited the Harvard Kennedy School on September 27, 2013. The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted Ms. Figueres, who met with Kennedy-School students, Harvard-College undergraduates, and faculty. She also held an open meeting attended by approximately 120 students from Boston-area universities. Her public address, entitled "The Good News on Climate Change," explored the potential of technological innovation to reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. Professor Robert Stavins and his team have participated in five annual Conferences of the Parties (COPs) of the UNFCCC, leading panel presentations and meeting with numerous national negotiating delegations to present the research of the Harvard Project on options for a new international agreement to alleviate climate change. The Harvard Project will co-host another such panel at the Nineteenth COP in Warsaw, Poland, in November 2013. Learn more about the event by following the links below.

Audio recording of public seminar available on iTunes and SoundCloud

HKS Policy Cast

Harvard Gazette article

Harvard Crimson article

Harvard Office for Sustainability article

Christiana Figueres meets with the Diplomacy Professional Interest Council--a student group at HKS
Photographer: Bryan Galcik


Christiana Figueres meets with Harvard-College undergraduate students, organized by the Harvard Office of Sustainability
Photographer: Katie Hammer