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Global Warming and the Future of the International Climate Negotiations: A View from Southeast Asia


Simon Tay

Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Thursday, 14 May 2009, 2:30-4:00pm
This event is co-hosted by the ASIA SOCIETY

In December this year, Denmark will host the 15th
Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change. The Obama administration’s avowed commitment to address global
warming has raised hopes that negotiations in Copenhagen can hammer out
an effective agreement to succeed the expiring Kyoto Protocol. But the
ongoing economic crisis may cast a shadow on the prospects for
greenhouse accord, placing new burdens on the international community’s
financial resources and policy-making capacities. Please join us for a
discussion of Southeast Asian perspectives on Copenhagen and the future
outlook for the global climate regime with Simon Tay.

Simon Tay is Chairman of the
Singapore Institute of International Affairs.As chairman of the National
Environment Agency from 2002-2008, he represented Singapore at the 2002
World Summit on Sustainable Development and the 2007 Bali climate
negotiations. A lawyer by training, Mr. Tay teaches international law
and international environmental policy at the National University of
Singapore and served three terms as a Nominated Member of the Singapore
Parliament (1997-2001). In 2000, the World Economic Forum named him a
“global leader of tomorrow”. Mr. Tay is currently Bernard Schwartz
Fellow at the Asia Society in New York where he is examining US-Asia
relations, global warming and environmental change, and political and
economic developments in ASEAN and East Asian nations.

Please RSVP by 12 May to Ms. Junko Kobayashi – [email protected]


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