International climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Climate Economics and Policy

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 15 June 2016


Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


Yanhong Ouyang

The real work is just beginning: Professor Ottmar Edenhofer explores the issues for international climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success. Among them are the global carbon budget and two degrees target, the need for negative emissions, and a little on game theory and how this impacts climate. National minimum prices for CO2 emissions combined with international climate finance could be a way to put the Paris Agreement into practice.

Ottmar Edenhofer is Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change of the Technical University Berlin. Moreover, he is Director of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) as well as adviser to the World Bank regarding issues of economic growth and climate protection. From 2008 to 2015 he served as Co-Chair of WGIII of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this capacity he led the Fifth Assessment Report Cycle and co-edited the AR5 Climate Change 2014 - Mitigation of Climate Change as well as the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (SRREN). He has published in journals including Science, PNAS, Nature Climate Change and has authored a number of books.

This event is presented by the Centre for Climate Economics and Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, at The Australian National University.

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