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European Climate Leadership in a Changing World

About the Speech:   With the culmination of the COP21 climate conference, the contours of global climate politics are shifting. The United States and China set the tone, embracing climate action through a bilateral agreement last year. India has come forward with its 2030 pledge but is still resistant to pressure from the developed world. Against this backdrop, what is the contribution of the EU to global climate politics? At this roundtable, Dr. Diarmuid Torney will reflect on European climate diplomacy in the context of COP21 and discuss EU engagement on climate policy with China and India.

About the Speaker:   Dr. Diarmuid Torney is a Lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. He is author of European Climate Leadership in Question: Policies toward China and India, published by MIT Press. He has a PhD from Oxford University and has worked at Chatham House, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and the IIEA.