33rd Käte Hamburger Lecture

Is the Paris Agreement Working?

With Prof. Dr David Victor (Professor at the School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego)

Discussants: Dr Takeshi Kuramochi (New Climate Institute) & Dr Amanda Machin (University Witten/Herdecke)


As a global response to the threat of catastrophic climate change, the Paris Agreement offered a fresh approach to fostering cooperation among countries to address the imminent climate crisis. By design, it is more flexible and inclusive than earlier agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol. Many analysts supported this new approach because it would be more effective. From our vantage point of today, four years later, this lecture took stock of the evidence to assess whether it is indeed working.


Date: October 30, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Venue: Gerhard-Mercator Saal, Gebäude LR (Gerhard-Mercator-Haus), Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg


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