EarthTalks: 2014 IPCC author to discuss US climate mitigation, Paris Agreement

November 13, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Much discussion about global greenhouse gas emissions revolves around the Paris Agreement, from which the United States announced, earlier this month, the beginning of its process to withdraw. Leon Clarke, who worked on the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will discuss the agreement’s implications for U.S. emissions and the role of cities, states and businesses in climate mitigation at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Leon Clarke, research director at the Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland.

Leon Clarke, who worked on the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will discuss the Paris Agreement’s implications for U.S. emissions and the role of cities, states and businesses in climate mitigation at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in 112 Walker Building. 

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Clarke is research director at the Center for Global Sustainability and a research professor at the University of Maryland. He specializes in energy and environmental issues, with a focus on climate change, climate change mitigation strategies, energy technology options and integrated assessment modeling.

Clarke’s presentation is part of the fall 2019 EarthTalks series, “The Dynamics of Deep Decarbonization.” EarthTalks is a semester-long interdisciplinary seminar series that seeks to engage the University and broader community in examining some of the complex environmental challenges facing the world today. The series runs every Monday through Nov. 18 in 112 Walker Building.

EarthTalks is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, the Power and Energy Systems Transitions Laboratory and the Center for Climate Risk Management.

Last Updated November 20, 2019