09.12.2021 | H-BRS: Online Talk & Discussion – COP26: What we needed, what we got, and what’s next

In the framework of our lecture series World Politics on Campus – Welcoming the World at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences we will host Dr Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO of World Resources Institute in Washington DC, USA as our distinguished guest on 9 December 2021 from 18:15 to 19:30 (UCT +1). He will give a guest lecture about the recent COP26 climat summit in Glasgow (in English language).

COP26 was a critical moment to keep the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C, and to protect biodiversity and nature. It was a time to rebuild trust in global solidarity and deliver on promises made and show plans to go further on climate ambition, finance, adaptation, and protecting nature. Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO of World Resources Institute, will discuss what were the successes, and where we need to go further in this decisive decade for climate action.

Dr Ani Dasgupta is President and CEO of World Resources Institute, where he works to advance the institute’s global vision to improve the lives of all people and ensure that nature can thrive. A widely recognized leader in the areas of sustainable cities, urban design and poverty alleviation, he developed his expertise in positions ranging from nonprofits in India to the World Bank, where he developed the Bank’s first Knowledge strategy. He took the helm at WRI after seven years as Global Director of WRI’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

The online talk & discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Claudia Warning and is open to everyone interested.

Join the discussion and register for free at: https://www.h-brs.de/en/wiwi/world-politics

About the lecture series World Politics on Campus – Welcoming the World at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

The “Western” model of policy, governance and economy is increasingly being challenged. With China, a new power is rising. Alternative models to the Western democracy claim to deal more effectively with new developments and mega-trends. Climate change and pollution require drastic and immediate measures. Populations in privileged countries fear global migration. The fairness of the distribution of income and wealth in the world is questioned. Populist political figures are gaining ground, and multi-lateral institutions are being discredited.

Over the last decades, globalization has impacted the entire world. Many industries profited from globalization, and companies of all sizes have become extremely active on the international stage. Globalization has created growth, jobs and financial strength, and has allowed us to invest in future technologies. Even though it is unimaginable to significantly scale back the degree of globalization, the world is struggling to find solutions for its detrimental effects.

The lecture series World Politics on Campus – Welcoming the World at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences provides insights into the challenges lying ahead of us. It attempts to shed light on the issues from more than one standpoint. We invite outstanding and distinguished international personalities, experts and decision-makers who are able to introduce the audience to the views of the nations and cultures they represent. Participants will be able to engage in conversation, ask questions and enter discussion.

Please also save the date for the following WPOC event on 20 January 2022, when we will host the Mexican Ambassador H.E. Francisco Quiroga.

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Source: Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (H-BRS), 06 December 2021