Media advisory: Conference to address climate change response after Copenhagen

Contact: Sarah Yang, Media Relations
(510) 643-7741

ATTENTION: Environment and public policy reporters


“Beyond Copenhagen: Forging a Global Response to Climate Change,” a half-day conference at the University of California, Berkeley, to address next steps in developing effective policy following last month’s United Nations Climate Chance Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (COP15).

Panelists will discuss the international forces shaping future negotiations and new directions in global climate policy. Conference participants include UC Berkeley experts who attended COP15 and will share first-hand knowledge of the talks that took place there.


8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28


Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall, on the north side of campus. Directions and a map are available online at the UC Berkeley home page.


Two panels will be moderated by:

  • David Caron, professor of law and an expert on international law
  • Paul Wright, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

A full list of scheduled speakers is online at the “Beyond Copenhagen” blog.


The conference is being sponsored by the Climate and Energy Policy Institute (CEPI), CITRIS, the California Institute for Energy and Environment, and the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. CEPI is a project of UC Berkeley School of Law’s Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.

MEDIA R.S.V.P.: Rashida Leonard, (510) 642-3646,