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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Friday, 12 April, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00
Carl Edward Rasmussen, University of Cambridge
FW11, William Gates Building. Zoom link:

The problem of climate change is essentially about cooperation over a common resource. It is challenging because it is global, and countries are free to cooperate or decline. The good thing is that we know a lot about what properties of agreements make cooperation work. The bad thing is that our current approaches, such as the Paris Agreement, gets almost all of these properties exactly wrong. In the talk, I will explain why this means that the Paris Agreement is exceedingly unlikely to succeed. I’ll also attempt to be constructive, and look at what agreements which might actually work in practice would have to look like. Bio: Please see Carl Edward Rasmussen's bio information here:

Seminar series: 
Energy and Environment Group