Silver Buckshot: Alternative Pathways Towards Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
The solution to climate change is often framed as a series of “silver bullets” – for the United States, comprehensive domestic legislation; for the rest of the world, a major international agreement led by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. These seemingly simple but in practice increasingly intractable goals are together supposed to establish a low carbon future.
The unprecedented scale and complexity of the climate challenge, however, suggests the need for a more flexible solution – “silver buckshot.” Smaller-scale, bottom-up alternatives to the UNFCCC process could help kick-start real progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This panel will explore the potential for such an alternative approach, in the domestic and global settings.
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Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
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