Seminar coming up: Post-Paris Climate Research and Politics: What’s New?

In three weeks from now, the Environmental Governance Seminar, entitled 'Post-Paris Climate Research and Politics: What’s New?' on the 5th of April 2016 from 9:30 - 11:00 in room C75 (Leeuwenborch building). You are warmly welcomed to attend this open seminar.

The Paris Climate Agreement, concluded in December 2015, has been widely heralded as a ‘historic moment’ in the collective effort to address climate change. But what is its significance for research and politics? How does the Paris Agreement change diverse research agendas? (How) does it transform multilevel climate politics?

Four international experts from within and beyond Wageningen University debate these timely questions from social and natural science perspectives. Issues covered include: transformations in multilateral politics that Paris (might) represent; inclusion of land use in the Paris Agreement; transparency in forest carbon reporting and monitoring; and climate accountability. There will be brief presentations by each of the speakers, followed by discussion with the audience.


Prof. Markus Lederer
International Politics and Governance, University of Muenster, Germany
Title: The shifting meaning of multilateralism post-Paris

Prof. Bas Arts
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Title:The Paris Agreement: A land (use) mark?

Prof. Martin Herold
Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Title:Transparency in reporting and independent monitoring

Dr. Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Public Administration Policy Group, Wageningen, the Netherlands
Title:Beyond Paris: Challenges for individual and collective state accountability


Dr. Aarti Gupta
Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen, the Netherlands

This event is organized by the Environmental Policy Group, as an initiative of the Wageningen Center of Governance, a collaborative undertaking of three Wageningen Chair groups: Environmental Policy Group (ENP), Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group (FNP) and Public Administration and Policy Group (PAP).

This seminar will be followed-up by the PhD defence of Marjanneke Vijge, entitled 'Carbonizing forest governance: Analyzing the consequences of REDD+ for multilevel forest governance' from 13.30-15:00 in the Aula building.