College Park, MD 20740
After an unsuccessful meeting in Copenhagen in 2009, negotiators met at Cancun in December to discuss possible next steps. Contrary to admittedly low expectations, they agreed to a relatively broad set of agreements covering many of the major international climate policy issues. This informal seminar will provide a review of climate policy developments up to and including the Cancun Agreements, and will discuss possible domestic and international developments for the coming year.
About the Speaker
Nathan Hultman is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and Associate Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focuses on international climate policy, carbon markets, and private sector decisions to undertake low-carbon energy technology investments. Dr Hultmans current projects include an assessment of carbon risk management and energy investment decisions in Brazil, India, Tanzania, South Korea, and South Africa; and an investigation into low-carbon energy transitions in Brazil, Sweden, and the US. He has also published work on the costs and cost risks of nuclear power. Dr Hultman has participated in the UN climate process since the Kyoto meeting and has attended and presented at subsequent negotiations and advisory sessions. Before joining the University of Maryland, he held a faculty appointment at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Serv!
ice, Washington DC. Dr Hultman earned a B.A. in Physics from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at Stockholm University and a Visiting Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. Dr Hultman is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
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