Discussion (in English): What’s Next After the Paris Climate Agreement

22 April 2016, 2.00 - 3.30 pm: MCC and the Hertie School of Governance invite to a Panel Discussion about the merits and remaining challenges of the Paris Agreement

Photo: COP 21 / flickr


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has invited all world leaders to a signing ceremony on 22 April for the climate agreement that was reached in Paris in December last year. The agreement not only endorses the ambitious 2°C target for global mitigation; for the first time, all countries have agreed to pursue efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

We want to discuss about:

- What are the next steps in developing the climate regime to enable attainment of the ambitious long-term goal?

- What does Paris mean for European and German climate and energy policy?

- How can the Agreement develop further to effectively foster mitigation in other world regions, in particular developing countries relying heavily on coal to meet their appetite for energy and economic growth?

22 April 2016, 2.00 - 3.30 p.m.

Hertie School of Governance, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin


- William Acworth, Project Manager, International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP); Hertie School Alumnus (Class of 2013)

- Christian Flachsland, Assistant Professor of Climate & Energy Governance, Hertie School; Head of working group ‘Governance’, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)

- Harry Lehmann, General Director of the division ‘Environmental Planning and Sustainable Strategies’, German Environment Agency (UBA)

- Carsten Rolle, Head of Department ‘Energy and Climate Policy’, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Moderation: Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).


If you wish to attend, please register via fax (0049-30-259 219 444) or e-mail (events(at)hertie-school.org). For inquiries:

Hertie School of Governance GmbH

Friedrichstraße 180 ∙ 10117 Berlin ∙ Germany

Phone 0049-30 259 219 118 ∙ Fax 0049-30 259 219 444