Why We Need an International Plan on Climate Change
Science for the Public: Working Science
Purdue Center, Boston University, July 28, 2017
Henrik Selin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Relations, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, Boston University. Dr. Selin is also the faculty coordinator for the IR & Environmental Policy program, a faculty member of the Center for the Study of Europe, and a Fellow with the Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future.
In June 2017, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, an accord that represents the commitment of almost all nations to address global warming. The U.S., which, under the Obama administration, was a major force in creating the 2015 Paris accord, is now almost alone among nations in rejecting this commitment. Professor Selin describes the long struggle to commit the international community to prepare for the worldwide climate crisis and he explains why tackling the crisis requires international action.
Books by Henrik Selin
- EU and Environmental Governance (w/Stacy VanDeveer) (Routledge, 2015)
- Global Governance of Hazardous Chemicals: Challenges of Multilevel Management (MIT, 2010)
- Changing Climates in North American Politics: Institutions, Policy Making and Multilevel Governance (co-editor with Stacy VanDeveer; MIT, 2009)
- Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics: Comparative and International Perspectives (with Miranda Schreurs and Stacy VanDeveer)