Revisiting The Paris Agreement and Asia’s Impact

8:30–9:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Organizer: UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong


The Paris Agreement was created to limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C. It was signed by 174 countries and the European Union in 2016. As of February 2021, the number has increased to 194.

But what does The Paris Agreement mean for the world at large and Asia in particular? What consequences will the U.S.’ off-again, on-again approach have on The Paris Agreement’s overall success? How large a role will countries in the Asia-Pacific region play in mitigating the climate crisis?

Professor David Archer focused on climate change from an historical context in this recording of Episode 1. Episode 2 will address The Paris Agreement and continue to provide a framework for understanding our collective role in combating climate change.

Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, former lead negotiator for The Paris Agreement, now with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will share his thoughts on humanity’s current climate crisis. He will provide a first-hand account of the past, present and future of The Paris Agreement presented in practical and digestible terms focusing on man’s ingenuity, technological innovation and individual responsibilities.

May 27, 2021
8:30pm      Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore
6:00pm      Delhi
2:30pm      Paris
1:30pm      London
7:30am      Chicago


Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada
Former Lead Negotiator of The Paris Agreement
Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment
Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations


Professor Kathleen Cagney
Professor of Sociology and the College
Faculty Director for Yuen Campus Hong Kong
The University of Chicago

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