Workshop Public Panel Session

Quantifying the Sources and Sinks of Atmospheric CO2

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PUBLIC PANEL SESSION:
Monitoring Future Climate Treaties

Tuesday March 2, 2010 at 5:15pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Panel Moderator: Paul Wennberg, Caltech

Panelists:

Phil DeCola

Phil DeCola
President’s Office of Science Technology Policy

Anna Michalak

Anna Michalak
University of Michigan

Pieter Tans

Pieter Tans
NOAA

Chip Miller

Charles Miller
NASA JPL

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (2009) tackled the challenge of designing and implementing a global agreement for control of greenhouse gas emissions. At the meeting, the issue of compliance was raised: If treaties to control carbon emissions are adopted, how would we know if nations were living up to their agreements?

Given the large global emissions of fossil fuel, why is it such a challenge to know how much each country is emitting?

For questions contact: Michele Judd


Paul Wennberg

Paul Wennberg from Caltech moderates the panel.