Follow-up to COP21: next steps for the EU and Iceland

Wednesday 8 June from 12:00 to 13:00 at Háskólatorg 101, University of Iceland

Open seminar hosted by the Centre for Arctic Policy Studies at the University of Iceland and the Delegation of the European Union to Iceland

Follow-up to COP21: next steps for the EU and Iceland

On the 22nd of April this year, representatives from over 170 states came to New York to sign the UNCCC Agreement that was reached in Paris in December 2015. This text is the first major multilateral agreement of the 21st century, paving the way for a global transition to greener and climate resilient economies. Having signed the agreement, states will now have to seize the Paris momentum to ratify it and implement the measures that are necessary to reach the goals they have set.

When negotiating the agreement, the EU and Iceland agreed upon a joint delivery to reach the target of 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Speakers:
H.E. Matthias Brinkmann, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Iceland
Mr. Hugi Ólafsson, Director General at the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources and Iceland’s Chief Negotiator on Climate Issues

Moderator: Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Professor of Environment and Natural Resources within the Departments of Economics and Environment and Life Sciences at University of Iceland.

The seminar will take place in English and is open to all

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