Earth Day Event: Special Talk on the Paris Climate Agreement – April 14, 2016

At this event, Eliza Northrop, an Associate at the World Resources Institute, will provide an overview of the Paris Climate Agreement based on her policy advisory experience during the negotiation process. Her speech will particularly highlight the significance of the Paris Agreement for the Global South and the international policy community’s ongoing efforts for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Please share the event’s information with your students. The event is open to everyone!


Title: The Paris Climate Agreement: What Does it Mean and Where to Now?

Speaker: Eliza Northrop, Associate, World Resources Institute

Where: Johnson Center Cinema (Ground Floor)

When: 12:00-1:15pm, Thursday, April 14th, 2016


Eliza Northrop is an Associate in the International Climate Action Initiative at World Resources Institute (WRI). She is an international environmental lawyer with expertise in climate change, indigenous rights and governance. Her work focuses primarily on international climate law and policy issues, in particular the design and implementation of the Paris Agreement. In the lead up to COP21 last year, Eliza worked with a number of developing countries including Uganda and Ethiopia, to develop and communicate their intended nationally determined contributions. Prior to joining WRI, Eliza has acted as a legal advisor to the Kingdom of Tonga for the United Nations General Assembly, and was originally a negotiator and policy advisor for the resolution of native title in Australia.

Please contact Dr. Younsung Kim of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at with questions.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

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