Part II — International Diplomacy: What Ingredients Made COP21 in Paris a Success and Could We Do It



In 2015, the countries of the world met in Paris and achieved consensus on a set of commitments to reduce carbon emissions and strive to reduce the pace of global warming. 2015 was considered a breakthrough in climate change ambition. We know now that we need much stronger commitments as science and data have continued to inform us. Can we recreate the momentum of 2015 in a much changed world in 2021 when the countries of the world again come together to negotiate? Kathleen Wynne was at the heart of the negotiations in 2015 – she will share her experiences from that momentous time, from her perspective as a senior member of Canada’s delegation for the Paris Climate Agreement negotiations.

Kathleen Wynne – MPP Don Valley West, former Premier of Ontario (2013-2018), joins Rushay Naik – Junior Fellow, Massey College, in an interview by Rosemary McCarney, former Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations (2015-2019), and the 2020-2021 Bill Graham Centre / Massey College Resident Visiting Scholar in Foreign and Defence Policy and Global Affairs.

To register for this event in our series, International Diplomacy: What Ingredients Made COP21 In Paris a Success and Could We Do It Again?please click here. This event is free and open to all.

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