The Interplay between Fairness and Ambition: The Example of the Paris Agreement

Event Type
22nd Käte Hamburger Lecture

Location/Date
Bonn, 17.05.2017

Organiser
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)


In negotiations for international agreements, finding the delicate balance between ambition that matters and the fair and equitable treatment of the diverse parties is the vital factor of success. The Paris Agreement has addressed this interplay in a particularly intricate way. In global climate policy, ambition to cope with and avoid further damages is high. At the same time, fairness and burden-sharing have been the grand ethical question debated among parties and signatories.

In the 22nd Käte Hamburger Lecture, Christina Voigt, Professor at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, explained the importance of this balance for the effectiveness of the Agreement and discussed its promises and potential limitations.

Programme

Registration and Brown Bag Lunch

Welcoming and Introductory Remarks

  • Markus Böckenförde, Executive Director, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21)
  • Clara Brandi, Senior Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

 

22nd Käte Hamburger Lecture

The Interplay between Fairness and Ambition: The Example of the Paris Agreement                 

  • Christina Voigt, Professor at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway


Discussants

  • Steffen Bauer, Researcher, Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute (DIE)
  • Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University; Director, Center for Environmental Studies

Moderator

  • Detlef Sprinz, Senior Fellow, KHK/GCR21; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam


Discussion with the Audience

Concluding Remarks


Event information

Date / h
17.05.2017 / 13:15 - 15:00

Location
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn
Germany