GDRs Events and Presentations (through to Copenhagen)
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This slide deck contains the new (introductory) science slides, some improvements in the textual slides that introduce GDRs, and a new set of “sequencing” slides that show how GDRs might be applied during the Copenhagen period.
This slide deck reflects the 2nd edition reference trajectories and definitions and includes extensive notes. The presentation has evolved from this point, but this is a good snapshot, which was finalized on June 18, 2008.
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UNFCCC Bonn Side Event: Friday, June 6, 2008
- External link to webcast and slides. This link will take you to an official UNFCCC recording of a Bonn side event (28th sessions of the SBs) on June 10, 2008. It’s a pretty interesting 2 hours, but if you want to skip right to the GDRs presentation (delivered by SEI’s Sivan Kartha) just click on his name. (Also note that this video link is sometimes a bit flaky).
- Download slides from the event (pdf).
GDRs-related Presentations and Appearances (up through Copenhagen)
Note: Due to a lack of time, we have not been religiously updating the presentations list since Copenhagen. The list below is, therefore, anything but exhaustive.
September 23 – Tom Athanasiou on the plenary panel on Climate Justice at Civicus World Assembly in Montreal. Athena Ballesteros (Manager, International Financial Flow and the Environment Project,World Resources Institute) was the moderator, and the lineup was Tom Athanasiou, Executive Director of EcoEquity in the USA, Judith Pasimio, Executive Director of the Legal Rights Centre in the Philippines, Steven Guilbeault, Deputy Director, Equiterre in Canada, and Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International. The video of the panel is available here. Pick it up at the 9:35 mark
April 15 — Integrating Development and Climate Change Ethics Conference, Penn State University, State College, PA. Paul Baer.
March 26 — International segment of the Climate Change Symposium (“Solutions to Climate Change? International Treaties, State Law, and Litigation”) at U.C. Hastings Law School in San Fransisco. Tom Athanasiou speaking along with Dr. Wil Burns and Alice Thomas from EarthJustice.
March 25 — Tom Athanasiou on Doug Henwood show, WBAI-FM in NYC.
March 20 — Presentation on the North / South impasse to the board retreat of Health Care Without Harm. Tom Athanasiou
February 24 — “After Copenhagen” presentation to graduate environmental studies students at the Monterrey Institute for International Studies. Tom Athanasiou.
January 19 — Post-Copenhagen debrief in Berkeley with speakers from EcoEquity, 350.org, International Rivers, and the Rainforest Action Network. Tom Athanasiou spoke for EcoEquity. Hundreds of people came!
December 11, 2009 — “Climate Justice from Copenhagen: Sharing the Global Effort Adequately and Equitably” side event. Tom Athanasiou and Naomi Klein speaking with activists and organizers from India, Africa, and Aosis.
November 16, 2009 — Presentation in the series “The Future of the International Climate Change Treaty,” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Paul Baer
November 15, 2009 — Tom Athanasiou on KPFA-FM evening news. Topic: Recent official downgrading of expectations for Copenhagen.
November14, 2009 — Tom Athanasiou as principle panelist on “The Challenge of Climate Change: Pursuit of Intergenerational Justice,” at the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights 10th anniversary conference.
November 4, 2009 — Tom Athanasiou on News Talk 93 FM in Kingston Jamaica, “The climate crisis and the developing world.”
November 11, 2009 — Sivan Kartha presents at the Pardee Center at Boston University.
October 28, 2009 – Tom Athanasiou at “Climate Change / Climate Justice” panel at CounterPULSE in San Francisco.
September 28, 2009 — Sivan Kartha presents at the Zero Emission Conference in Oslo, and engages in an open panel discussion alongside Lord Stern, Goran Persson (former Prime Minister of Sweden), and Jonathan Lash (Director of World Resources Institute).
September 17, 2009 — Sivan Kartha presents alongside Lucrezia Meier-Schatz (Swiss parliamentarian) and Miges Baumann (Development Policy coordinator at Bread for All), (reported in print and radio news programs).
September 12, 2009 — Sivan Kartha responds on panel to presentations by Ottmar Edenhofer (of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research) and Cao Jing (Professor at Tsingua University) on climate policy and equity, in Beijing.
September 11, 2009 — Professor Fan Gang (Tsinghua University) presents his Modified GDRs (M-GDRs) framework at a symposium on Economic Development and the Low Carbon Economy convened by the China Economist 50 Forum, attended by senior Chinese economists, the Swedish Environment Minister, Lord Stern and others.
August 7 — Presentation at the Adelaide offices of the investment committee of Local Super, a pension fund for employees of local government in South Australia and Northern Territory. Tom Athanasiou
August 4 — Sivan Kartha speaks on WAMU radio (Washington, DC) on the Kojo Nnamdi show featuring Greenhouse Development Rights, with Fiona Harvey (environment correspondent for the Financial Times) commenting.
July 29 — Presentation at the Summer Institute for the Global Generation, University of California in Berkeley, Tom Athanasiou
July 3 — Tom Athanasiou radio interview (KPFA-FM) on the Terra Verde show. With Payal Parekh of International Rivers and Jessica Tovar of Communities for a Better Environment.
June 23 — Sivan Kartha delivered a lecture at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
June 23 — Paul Baer appeared on a panel on “Copenhagen Architecture” at the Global Humanitarian Forum‘s 2009 meeting in Geneva, “The Human Impact of Climate Change.” Co-panelists included José Romero of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Halldor Thogeirsson from the UNFCCC Secretariat. The webcast is available here (Video #6 of 21; PB starts about 12 minutes in).
June 16 — Sivan Kartha appeared on a public panel on “Climate Change: A fair deal for developing countries” chaired by Joe Stiglitz at Manchester University, along with co-panelists Mohan Munasinghe (IPCC vice-chair) and Kevin Anderson (research director at the Tyndall Centre).
June 17-18 — Sivan and Paul joined a Task Force on Climate Change convened by Joe Stiglitz. This small, intensive workshop, themed “North-South negotiations on burden sharing, technology transfer and finance for climate change“, took place at Manchester University in the UK.
May 18 — Presentation at the Tufts University Environmental Literacy Institute. Sivan Kartha
April 24 — Keynote presentation (by video) for Climate Justice Seminar organized by Citizens United for Renewable Energy and Sustainability (Johannesburg, Sivan)
April 22 — Press briefing on social justice issues in relation to climate change, for release of GDRs Canada report, Toronto (Tom)
April 22 — Public affairs lunch with NGO representatives, Toronto (Tom)
April 22 — Public Forum on Climate Justice, Toronto (Tom)
April 22 — General Assembly of the Climate Action Network-Europe on climate and equity (Brussels, Sivan)
April 21 — Press briefing on social justice issues in relation to climate change, for release of GDRs Canada report, Ottawa (Tom)
April 21 — Interview on WBAI-FM, NYC (Tom)
April 21 — Public affairs lunch with NGO representatives, Ottawa (Tom)
April 21 — Public Forum on Climate Justice, Ottawa (Tom)
April 20 — “From Siracusa to Copenhagen: Toward a Global Climate Accord”, hosted by the co-presidents of the Green/EFA group in the EU Parliament (Rome, Sivan)
April 20 — Press briefing on social justice issues in relation to climate change, for release of GDRs Canada report, Montreal (Tom)
April 20 — Public affairs lunch with NGO representatives, Montreal (Tom)
April 20 — Public Forum on Climate Justice, Montreal (Tom)
April 16 — Presentation and seminar at Santa Clara University Law School (Tom)
April 15 — Presentation and seminar at Monterrey Institute for International Relations (Tom)
April 13 — Presentation at Golden Gate University environmental studies class (Tom)
April 12 — Presentation to East Bay Greens (“Green Sunday”) at Niebyl-Proctor Library (Tom)
March 25 — Testimony, together with Niamh Garvey of Trocaire, at the Irish Parliamentary committee on climate change, Dublin (Tom)
March 24 — Public seminar for NGOs and media, upon the release of the Ireland country report, Dublin (Tom)
March 23 — Public seminar, with two Finnish members of Parliament as respondents (Helsinki, Sivan)
March 23 — Seminar for media, with Finnish lead climate delegate as respondent (Helsinki, Sivan)
March 23 — Seminar at Trocaire headquarters (Tom)
March 13 — Copenhagen Climate Science Congress (Copenhagen, Sivan/Paul)
March 9 — Briefing at Ministry of Climate (Copenhagen, Sivan/Paul)
March 9 — Presentation to members of Danish Parliament (Copenhagen, Sivan/Paul)
March 9 — Public seminar to civil society and media (Copenhagen, Sivan/Paul)
Jan 30 — Presentation on “Achieving Climate Justice: The Economics of Climate Change” workshop of “Advancing Climate Justice” conference in New York. Paul Baer
Jan 29 — Presentation on opening plenary (“Climate Justice: Framing the Climate Crisis”) of the WeAct “Advancing Climate Justice” conference in New York. Tom Athanasiou
Dec 1-14 — Conference of Parties in Poznan. Presentation to International Federation of Trade Unionists conference. Major side event including head of Mexican delegation, as well as representatives from Norwegian Finance Ministry and UNFCCC Secretariat. (Here is a photo, and another). Beginning of formal discussions within CAN of Annex 1 comparability of effort working group Dinner presentations organized by DanChurchAid and Heinrich Böll. First COP in which GDRs was promoted by large number of campaign organizations.
Dec 5 — GDRs presentation (focusing on implications for the US) at the SEI symposium in Boston. (Eric Kemp-Benedict).
Nov 15-16 — IFG strategy meeting on Copenhagen’s economic architecture (Tom Athanasiou).
Nov 13-14 — RBF meeting at Pocantico (Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha). Wide ranging discussions, and an brief but key presentation of GDRs.
Nov 5 — Presentation at Princeton University Ethics and Climate Change lecture series (Video available online). (Sivan Kartha).
Oct 25 — China Academy of Arts and Sciences (Beijing, Sivan Kartha)
Oct 20-23 — CAN Equity Summit (Chennai India, Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha). This was a major event in which GDRs played a key role. Was contrasted to South North Proposal on the effort sharing panel and discussed in a breakout.
Oct 1 — Climate and Development Committee Steering Committee, United Nations (Paul Baer)
Sept 30-Oct 1 — High-level burden-sharing seminar in Oslo, Norway (Tom Athanasiou). Plus meetings with Norwegian NGOs. Began discussion of GDRs / Norwegian auction combinations.
Sept 27 — Inter-American Development Bank presentation (Washington, D.C., Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha)
Sept 27 — In depth “focus group” discussion with US NGOs, Friends of the Earth offices (Washington, D.C., Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha)
Sept 26 — World Bank presentation to Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network and Sustainable Development Network (SDN), discussion with Marianne Fay, co-director WDR2010 (Washington, D.C., Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha)
Sept 26 — In depth “focus group” discussion with US NGOs, at the Pew Charitable Trusts office (Washington, D.C., Tom Athanasiou and Sivan Kartha)
Sept 24 — Panel at Environmental Grantmakers Association, with Meena Ramen (Tom Athanasiou)
Sept 2 — Presentation to Sierra Club Board of Directors and committee leaders (Tom Athanasiou)
Sept 2 — Presentation and briefing, Climate Change Task Force of Poland’s Climate Ambassador Janusz Reiter (Warsaw, Sivan Kartha)
Sept 1 — Briefing with Polish Lead Negotiator Prof. Maciej Sadowski (Warsaw, Sivan Kartha)
Sept 1 — Meeting with Andrzej Kassenberg, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development (Warsaw, Sivan Kartha)
Aug 30 — Keynote “Climate Change: from Bali to Poznan to Copenhagen” at the European Green University” (Frankfurt/Oder, Sivan Kartha)
Aug 29 — Briefing with German Lead Negotiator Nicole Wilke (Berlin, Sivan Kartha)
Aug 22 Side Event, Accra climate talks (Paul Baer)
Aug 22 — Briefing for Nigerian delegation, Accra (Paul Baer)
Aug 19 — Africa Climate Justice Workshop, prior to Accra climate talks (Paul Baer)
Aug 18 — Africa Group delegates meeting, prior to Accra climate talks (Paul Baer)
July 12-14 — “Climate Justice Now” conference in Bangkok. Presentation on “The current state of the climate negotiations and strategies to break the deadlock” plenary. Full GDRs presentation the next day at a conference workshop. Heinrich Böll Foundation dinner presentation with lead climate negotiator, academics and journalists.
July 6 — Almedalen (“Politicians Week”) in Gotland, Sweden, sponsored by Church of Sweden and Diakonia, featuring MEPs and Archbishop of Sweden (Johan Rockstrom)
July 4 — Development Policy Conference for German Evangelical Churches and Agencies (Nelson Muffuh)
June 24 — Presentation at Climate Strategy workshop, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Minneapolis (Sivan Kartha)
June 10 — Presentation at CEPS (European Climate Platform) side event at Bonn SB-28 (Sivan Kartha).
June 9 — Plenary presentation at Grantmakers without Borders in San Francisco (Tom Athanasiou)
June 8 — Presentation to open CAN Strategy meeting Equity Session (Sivan Kartha)
June 6 — Side event at Bonn UNFCCC SB-28 (Sivan Kartha)
June 4 — Pizza and Politics at the Tides Center in San Francisco (Tom Athanasiou)
June 3 — EU Parliament “Lunch Briefing” hosted by Satu Hassi, Rebecca Harms, and Caroline Lucas (Sivan Kartha)
May 30 — Technical briefing for Ottmar Edenhoffer and colleagues at Potsdam Research Institute (PIK) (Paul Baer)
May 27-29 — High-level India/EU seminar in Berlin (Background paper in briefing packet, Paul Baer present as discussant).
May 26 — Presentation at Heinrich Böll office in Berlin (Paul Baer)
May 20 — Presentation at Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (Sivan Kartha, Boston)
May 16 — World Council of Churches climate working group in Geneva. (Nelson Muffuh, also, Christian Aid’s director spoke on the subject to the plenary.)
May 13-14 — Tom Athanasiou in Oslo for a NCA coordinated meetings with Environment, Development and Finance ministries. Met with FOE Norway to discuss FOE climate politics and other emerging proposals. Met with the Center Party to discuss a forthcoming Parliamentary seminar on burden sharing. Presentation to NCA staff as a whole, and to members of the Christian Democratic Party.
May 11-12 — Tom Athanasiou in London. Met with UK climate negotiators and associated governmental staff. Also did open presentation at Christian Aid headquarters.
May 9 — Presentation for Watson Fellows Program at Brown University (Sivan Kartha, Providence)
May 8 — Presentation at International Rivers large donors luncheon
May 1 — Brief presentation to Earth Island Board of Directors
Apr 28 — CAN Australia Annual Conference “Transforming Australia into a Climate Change Leader” (virtual presentation, Sivan)
Apr 22 — Tufts University Fletcher School of International Law (Somerville, MA, USA, Sivan)
Apr 16 — European Climate Platform ECP High Level Seminar – Positive Incentives for Climate Action (Madrid, Sivan)
Apr 16 — Briefing with Terhi Lehtonen (Brussels)
Apr 16 — Heinrich Böll lunch presentation and discussion with Sattu Hassi (Brussels, Sivan)
Apr 15 — CAN-Europe General Assembly (Brussels, Sivan)
Apr 13 — Panel discussion at California Studies Association (Berkeley)
Apr 11 — Presentation at World Bank Civil Society forum (Tom Athanasiou, WDC)
Apr 11 — Check-in at NGO strategy meeting in WDC
Apr 11 — Presentation at Oak Foundation North America (Portland, Maine, Sivan)
Apr 2008 — UCSB Dept of Environmental Studies symposium
Apr 2008 — Plenary panel and side event at UC Hastings Climate Adaptation conference. Audio of the panel is available here
Apr 2008 — Presentation to Sierra Club International Committee
Apr 2008 — Energy Foundation brown bag (Paul Baer, Sivan Kartha)
Mar 2008 — Private presentation to Step It Up (350.org) organizers
Mar 2008 — Presentation before the G-24 Technical Group meeting in Washington (Sivan Kartha)
Feb 2008 — Union of Concerned Scientists internal presentation (Sivan Kartha, Cambridge)
Feb 2008 — Rutgers Dept. of Human Ecology symposium
Feb 2008 — Chinese Economists 50 Forum (Sivan Kartha, Stockholm)
Feb 2008 — Working Group on Globalization of the Green Group in the German Parliament
Feb 2008 — Public presentation with high-level discussants in Berlin
Dec 2007 — Formal presentation at UN Experts Group (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
Dec 2007 — BALI: Packed side event with high-level respondents. (Sivan Kartha, Paul Baer). Presentations in two other side events: IPPR (Tom Athanasiou) and South Center (Sivan Kartha). Presentation at civil society forum. And briefing hosted by Action Aid before the Chair of the G77.
Nov 2007 — Tufts Univ. Climate Change/Climate Justice lecture series (Sivan Kartha)
Nov 2007 — Tufts University/SEI Climate Change symposium (Sivan Kartha)
Nov 2007 — Presentation (actually three) at Powershift 2007
Nov 2007 — Carbon Tax Policy Conference (American Meteorological Society in Washington)
Oct 2007 — NYU Law School: Equity Imperatives in the Legal Response to Climate Change
Sept 2007 — Presentation at International Forum on Globalization teach-in (Washington)
Aug 2007 — Presentation at Climate Justice Policy Summit (Washington)
May 2007 — Presentation at “Emerging Powers” conference (Berlin)
Apr 2007 — Public lecture at the Town Creek Foundation (Maryland)
Apr 2007 — Ethics and Climate Change Conference
Apr 2007 — Presentation at Monterey Institute for International Studies
Mar 2007 — University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Feb 2007 — NYU Wagner School symposium
Dec 2006 — Presentation to World Council of Churches Climate Change TaSivan Kartha Force
Sept 2006 — Major academic lecture At Griffith University in Australia
Sept 2006 — Public lecture and numerous smaller meetings in Melbourne and Sydney
May 2006 — UC Berkeley China-US Climate Change Forum
Jun 2005 — Presentation at EU “Green Week” conference (Brussels)
Dec 2004 — Side event at COP 10 (Buenos Aires)