Death in a Cold Climate

What life for climate policy after Copenhagen?

Thigwyn prinss event in 2010 was a lecture by Professor Gwyn Prins, emeritus research professor at the London School of Economics.

The conventional model of climate policy crossed two watersheds in the winter of 2009/10. The first was the crisis of trust in climate science triggered by “climategate”; the second was the failure of the Copenhagen Conference to come to any meaningful agreements. It is plain that the model of climate policy represented by the Kyoto Protocol is no longer viable, yet it continues with momentum because of the vast amount of political capital sunk into it, How did this come about? What does it mean? What would it be sensible to do next? This lecture explored these questions.

The lecture was organised by Matej Bajgar