Breaking Down the Paris Climate Talks


AsiaConnect Briefing with Jackson Ewing, ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability

The 21st UN climate change summit has concluded and the "Paris Agreement" has been gaveled into existence. Seeking a balance between ambition and pragmatism, the Agreement is enjoying cautiously positive reviews and being lauded in some circles as signaling a new era for addressing climate challenges. Others claim that the Paris outcome is long on vague aspirations and short on details of how to achieve them. With the Agreement set to drive international climate policies for decades to come, this debate has broad implications.

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) is pleased to present this AsiaConnect briefing exploring the forces that shaped the Paris outcome and its significance in Asia and beyond. ASPI Director of Asian Sustainability Dr. Jackson Ewing has recently returned from Paris to offer his insights, which will draw on years of experience with international climate change diplomacy.    

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ASPI’s AsiaConnect is a telephone briefing series on pressing issues in Asia and U.S.-Asia relations, made possible through the generous support of Asia Society Trustee Mitch Julis.

Dr. Jackson Ewing

Dr. Jackson Ewing is the Director of Asian Sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in New York, where he leads projects on environmental cooperation, responsible resource development, and international climate change policy. Prior to joining ASPI, Jackson led the Environment, Climate Change, and Food Security Program at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). He has worked throughout Asia with actors in government, the private sector, civil society, and international organizations, and he has carried out policy projects addressing transboundary environmental stresses, unsustainable food value chains, and the nexus of systemic water, food, and energy challenges. 


Event Details

Wed 16 Dec 2015
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
This briefing will be conducted by teleconference. To register, please email
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