Thu 10.9.2015 at 14:00-16:00

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4, 2nd Floor, Helsinki

Six years have passed since the turbulent Copenhagen climate meeting, and soon it is time for world leaders to try to infuse the global climate talks with new momentum in Paris. Climate change is a global phenomenon that requires collective ambition and coordinated action, based on an international agreement that all states consider to be fair and that allows them to pursue their own development goals. To enable global action on climate change, the Paris meeting of December 2015 is set to decide on crucial issues such as financing and transparency. By collecting, processing, and sharing information on country and collective mitigation implementation, a well-constructed transparency system could be a key enabler for building trust in collective action among countries. Other key issues must also be addressed in the follow-up process. How will Parties revise their contributions? How will progress in cooperation on all elements of the agreement, including finance, be reviewed?


Thomas Spencer, Head of Climate Team, Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI), SciencesPo
”The Paris Climate Agreement: Positions, Progress and Implications”

H.E. Norma Pensado, Ambassador of Mexico to Finland
”Mexico Towards the Paris Meeting: Views on Regional Cooperation”


Mika Aaltola, Director, Global Security Programme, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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