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Event Organiser

Edinburgh University European Union Society

Event Title

Looking Back on COP21: Dynamics of a Climate Agreement


Tuesday 19 January 2016


Seminar Room 2 | Chrystal Macmillan Building
The University of Edinburgh


Dr Thomas Deleuil
Legal Advisor for Climate Negotiations · French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr Annalisa Savaresi | Discussant
Research and Teaching Fellow in Global Environmental Law · University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society Honorary President · PhD Candidate in Politics · University of Edinburgh


The UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) held in Paris at the end of 2015 marked a significant moment in multilateral climate diplomacy. Its outcome, the Paris Agreement, is the first universal legally-binding global climate accord. The deal has been welcomed by many, and it was a major coup for French diplomacy. Nevertheless, successful implementation of the agreement can only be judged in time. Dr Thomas Deleuil, Legal Advisor at the French Foreign Ministry, will take us inside the process of negotiating a climate deal and reflect on the road to the Paris Agreement.

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