Following the completion of the UN Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in November 2022, we chat with two Queen’s University Professors about the conference’s goals and outcomes. Over 45,000 participants from countries around the world attended the conference. At the event’s opening, it was understood that the 194 countries that signed the Paris Agreement in 2015 would work toward their pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep the global temperature rise below 1.5C. and Prior to COP 27, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said if temperatures rise above 1.7C, half the world’s population could be exposed to life-threatening heat.
With us in this episode to discuss goals and outcomes of COP27 and to provide insights on policy and finance for green energy are Dr. Warren Mabee, Professor in Geography and Planning, Director of the School of Policy Studies and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science along with Dr. Ryan Riordan, Smith School of Business Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance and Director of Research for the Institute for Sustainable Finance.