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COP27 Climate Summit: Success of Failure? An insider’s perspective By professor Maarten van Aalst

This event is for UT staff and students

Last Sunday (20 November) the COP27 Climate Summit ended in Sharm el Sheikh, two days in overtime, establishing a new fund to compensate developing countries for “Loss and Damage” due to climate change, but failing to agree on new measures to reduce emissions.

Maarten van Aalst, professor of climate and disaster resilience at ITC, attended COP27 as part of the IFRC delegation to the UNFCCC, and witnessed the frantic negotiations into the final night.

In this lunchtalk he will provide a glimpse behind the scenes of these international negotiations, and will provide a perspective on the outcomes of COP27, what they mean for the world, and what’s next (including the role of science). Feel free to join us at the ITC Auditorium between 12:45 and 13:25. 

The future of our climate: join the Studium Generale Talk on 29 November

Later on Tuesday 29 November at 19:30 - 21:00 (Vrijhof, campus University of Twente) Jaime de Bourbon de Parme MA (Climate Envoy of the Netherlands) and Maarten van Aalst will offer a look behind the scenes of international climate diplomacy. This is part of Studium Generale.