The United Nations climate talks underway Dec. 1 through 14 in Lima, Peru, are the world's last chance to get issues on the table before an international climate agreement is signed in Paris in 2015. Virtually every country in the world will be represented at the negotiations, along with stakeholders from businesses, organizations and the private sector worldwide.

Daniel Bodansky, faculty co-director of ASU's Center for Law and Global Affairs and a senior sustainability scholar at ASU, is a preeminent authority on global climate change. His teaching and research focus on international environmental law and public international law.

Bodansky is a former climate change coordinator and attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State and consults for the United Nations on climate change. He will participate in the COP 20 conference, presenting on the key legal issues of the 2015 Paris agreement, as well as policies affecting carbon markets. He is available to answer media questions.

Some of his talking points are:

  • Key legal issues of the 2015 Paris agreement. What are the issues, and how could they affect the global carbon market?
  • Policy options such as carbon taxes, cap-and-trade and non-market regulatory options. What are they, how are they linked and how might the Paris agreement help or hinder these linkages?
  • The history of these negotiations, from Kyoto Protocol to Paris 2015. Where did we start from, and how did we get here?

Please let me know if you would like to speak with Dr. Bodansky and I will be happy to coordinate.

Thank you.