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From Rothschild to Greenpeace:
The Role of Business and Civil Society at UN Climate Conferences

Robert Gibson

  • Adjunct Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
  • Sustainability Facilitator, City University of Hong Kong

Thousands of nonprofit organization and business observers go to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Why do they go? What do they achieve? Do they help with getting a deal or are they a distraction? What happens at the climate change conventions? This talk will draw on stories from the last four conventions to investigate these questions.

Robert Gibson's work focuses on mechanisms that facilitate businesses in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. He has attended UN Framework Convention of Climate Change meetings in Copenhagen (2009), Cancun (2010), Durban (2011), and Doha (2012).

Co-sponsored by the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
(lunch will be provided)