Connecting Climate: Contributions, Coalitions and Carbon Markets

May 14, 2015 • 8:30 AM • Law School 4055

The climate regime has become complex. Several regional carbon markets have been started. Multiple international agreements and organizations now address greenhouse gas emissions. The current plans for the post-2020 regime call on each country to propose its own "intended nationally determined contribution" to the global effort. The workshop will discuss and debate how the new international regime should be designed to embrace and connect these diverse policies and measures. We will explore what we can learn about the design of the future international regime from the unfolding arrangements in regional efforts, how regional carbon markets can best be linked around the world, and how an international regime can best mobilize, and measure, efforts by countries or clubs/coalitions. Sponsored by Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Duke University Energy Initiative, and the Duke University School of Law. Please RSVP to Caroline Gorham at