Diplomacy and climate change converge at the Council
As politicians, negotiators and diplomats work on a new climate change agreement to be adopted in Paris in December 2015, on Wednesday (June 17) the Bay Area Council Economic Institute convened an important diplomacy event with the European Union, represented by the Italian and Dutch Consulates General on climate change, negotiations and setting of global targets. Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph moderated a distinguished panel featuring Hugo von Meijenfeldt, the Dutch Consul General and former Climate Ambassador of the Netherlands; Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn, US Navy (ret.); Matthew Rodriquez, Secretary for the Environment of the State of California; and the representatives of two very active non-governmental organizations, Noel Perry of Next10 and Michelle Passero of Nature Conservancy. Click here to read more about the discussion and event.