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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

The Future Society at Harvard Kennedy School Lecture

Brice Lalonde, former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20, presents, “What to Expect from the Next UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris?” Featuring a panel discussion with Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program; Adjunct Professor Muriel Rouyer Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; and Professor Henry Lee, Director of the Energy and Natural Resource Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

We are at a critical stage of the negotiations on climate change: the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP-21) will be held in Paris, early December 2015. As a former UN Assistant Secretary-General (Executive Coordinator of Rio+20) and key international negotiator in various climatic / sustainable development settings who happens to be from France (where the conference will be organized), Mr. Brice Lalonde’s brings a unique perspective on what is at stake and what to expect.

Presented by The Future Society at HKS. Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Science, Technology & Society Program at HKS, and the Energy and Natural Resource Program (Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs).

Speaker’s bio: Brice Lalonde is the Former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Prior to this appointment Mr. Lalonde served as French Ambassador for climate change, French Minister for the Environment, Chairman of the Round Table for Sustainable Development at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Senior Adviser for the Environment to the French Government. In addition, he held the position of Director of the Paris office of the Institute for a European Environment Policy. Mr. Lalonde has also worked for non-governmental organizations, like Friends of the Earth. He is now Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to the U.N. Global Compact.

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