Adil Najam – The challenges in climate negotiations

October 11, 2021

In this webinar professor Adil Najam will address ‘what works and doesn’t work in international negotiations’ from his own experience. What are the biggest dilemmas in climate negotiations? How are negotiations done about these climate goals? Is the acquis of the Mutual Gains Approach and the underlying research used in these negotiations? Could this be improved? Does the context of the negotiation process about the worldwide Sustainable Development Goals offer possibilities for agreements on climate goals and instruments?

Prof. Adil Najam is the Inaugural Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. In the past he has served in several capacities at different Universities. Amongst others, he taught at MIT and at the Harvard Program on Negotiation. He was author of over 100 scholarly papers and a dozen books. Dr. Najam was a lead author for the third and fourth assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Dr. Najam was elected Trustee on the Board of WWF-International and of The Asia Foundation, chairs the Board of the Luc Hoffmann Institute in Geneva and has several other functions as Council or Board member. He was also a much loved teacher in the Dutch International Program on the Management of Sustainability (IPMS).