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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

New Fellows Pandith and Ramesh Enrich Dialogue on Critical Issues from Extremism to Climate Change

| Fall/Winter 2014 - 2015

Farah Pandith, America’s first special representative to Muslim communities, joined the Belfer Center this fall as a Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and as a senior fellow with the Middle East Initiative. Jairam Ramesh, a member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh, India, and a leader in international climate negotiations, joined the Belfer Center this fall as a 2014 Fisher Family Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.

Robert Stavins

Thomas Kohler, MCC/ZEW

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Climate Change Agreement Takes Center Stage

| Fall/Winter 2014 - 15

The international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change to be determined in Paris in December 2015 is “the greatest opportunity the world has had in 20 years to make meaningful progress on this exceptionally challenging issue,” Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA) Director Robert Stavins said in a Boston Globe op-ed in September. Stavins was in New York City during the week of the United Nations Climate Summit, which included numerous side events and a march that attracted several hundred thousand Americans calling for serious climate actions.

The Harvard Project on Climate Agreements hosted a presentation by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the Untied Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, for students at Harvard and other area universities.

Victoria Groves

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

UN Climate Change Director Encourages Technological Innovation

Winter 2013-14

Days before the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long awaited assessment on the state of the global climate, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), discussed climate issues at Harvard Kennedy School.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Quarterly Journal: International Security

Belfer Center Newsletter Spring 2011

| Spring 2011

The Spring 2011 issue of the Belfer Center newsletter features recent and upcoming activities, research, and analysis by members of the Center community on critical global issues. This issue highlights the Belfer Center’s continuing efforts to build bridges between the United States and Russia to prevent nuclear catastrophe – an effort that began in the 1950s. This issue also features three new books by Center faculty that sharpen global debate on critical issues: God’s Century, by Monica Duffy Toft, The New Harvest by Calestous Juma, and The Future of Power, by Joseph S. Nye.

Preserving Past and Future: A Greenpeace balloon next to Chichen Itza ruins in Mexico prior to Canun climate conference.

Photo by AP Photo/Israel Leal

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Stavins Notes Successes of Cancun Climate Meetings

    Author:
  • Tyler Gumpright
| Spring 2011

The Cancun Agreements are notable in that emissions mitigation targets were set for some 80 countries, including all the major economies, and the world’s largest emitters (among them China, the United States, the Euro­pean Union, India, and Brazil) have signed up for targets and actions to reduce emissions by 2020, according to Robert Stavins.