zum Inhalt springen

Photo by IISD/Diego Noguera

Behind the scenes of the Paris Agreement

Claire Fyson  |  Policy Analyst  |  Climate Analytics, Berlin

Abstract: In 2015 after many years of negotiations, the Paris Agreement was born, setting the world on a path to limit temperature rise to well below 2°C – and if possible to 1.5°C. At COP23 in Bonn, negotiators worked on defining the implementation rules of the agreement – these will determine how well we can monitor global progress in limiting temperature rise, and how we can hold governments accountable for their climate change actions. But how did science feed into the creation of the Paris Agreement and its rules, and what role will it play in the future? Sharing her experience from the climate negotiations, Claire Fyson will give insight into the key components of the Paris Agreement and the road forward from COP23 to highlight the vital role that science plays in international climate policy.

About Claire Fyson:
Claire studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, specialising in geological sciences, and went on to do an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. Since then she has worked in a sustainability consultancy, where she worked on renewable energy innovation policy in the UK, and has completed a traineeship at the European Commission, focused on the EU’s climate and environmental policies. She moved to Germany in 2015 to work at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, where she used emissions data to analyse countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions. Now Claire works as a policy analyst at Climate Analytics, a not-for-profit climate policy and research institute based in Berlin, where she provides scientific support to the Small Island Developing States during climate negotiations under the UNFCCC and IPCC. She also works on policy briefings in the fields of land-use and agricultural mitigation policy.

Climate Analytics is a non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Berlin, which brings together interdisciplinary expertise in the scientific and policy aspects of climate change.