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Prof. David Barkin: Parity in Paris: a review of necessary conditions for a fair and equitable Universal Climate Agreement, and the chances of achieving one

  • Wann 25.11.2015 von 18:30 bis 20:30 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Senatsaal of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Main Building, first floor, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
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Prof. Barkin's lecture will address the socio-economic and ecological economic challenges and opportunities arising this December in Paris, France, with the convening of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 21).  Approaching the topic based on reference to his studies of environmental conflicts and alternative economies, he will discuss how and why a coherent process of environmental governance is becoming increasingly difficult and environmental injustice is getting worse across both Latin America and the world.

 

Background Information:

 

Prof. Dr. David Barkin (Ph.D. Yale, 1966) is Distinguished Professor at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. He was a founding member of the Ecodevelopment Center in 1974 and was a recipient of the National Prize in Political Economy in 1979. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and was appointed as an Emeritus Member of the National Research Council. His numerous books on human-environment related problems focus on Mexican economic development, food systems analysis and sustainable development; they include: Distorted Development: Mexico in the World Economy; Mexican Innovations in Water Management; and Urban Water Management in Mexico. Another of his books, Wealth, Poverty and Sustainable Development, enjoys wide circulation and can be downloaded free. His present research focuses on the construction of post-capitalist societies.

 

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation awards the Georg Forster Research Prize on an annual basis to four internationally recognised scientists from developing countries in recognition of their outstanding life’s work as scholars and their personal role as leaders in research.  The prize is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.