Talk by Dr. Amy Dahan, Professor at Centre Alexandre Koyr

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    • Monday March 29, 2010 - Tuesday March 30, 2010
      4:30 pm - 5:59 pm
  • Location: Old Civil Engineering Building, Room 104
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Summary Sentence: The Interactions of Science and Policy in the Climate Change Regime

Full Summary: The Interactions of Science and Policy in the Climate Change Regime

Amy Dahan, Professor at the Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris, France, will be speaking at HTS on Monday, March 29th, at 4:30pm in OCE 104, on the politics of climate change science.

The abstract for her talk, “The Interactions of Science and Policy in the Climate Change Regime,” is as follows:

In the climate regime, the scientific and political domains have advanced together, in interaction with one another, even in the absence of a consensus within either of them. The unique IPCC (International Panel of Climate Change) has played an essential role in liaising between these domains. The IPCC appears to adhere to the traditional relationship (linear model) between science and politics, but in fact trade-offs between science and politics have been developed under its auspices. This lecture will revisit the principal steps of this co-construction process for some twenty years, and analyze shifts in its evolution. It will treat in particular the question of the key-numbers in climate change (2°C, 450ppm, ...) and the scenarios that are an important component of the IPCC’s approach to liaising between science and politics.

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climate change, Global Warming, Policy, science
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