COP21 Paris Agreement – How was consensus reached between the main carbon emitters & what does it entail now? with French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis

Join a discussion with French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis on the COP21 Paris agreement – how was consensus reached between the main carbon emitters and what does it entail now? The talk will also touch upon the France-China relationship.

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Bio: Mr. Nicolas Chapuis is the Ambassador of France to Canada. He has held successive posts in Peking, Boston, Singapore, Shanghai (as Consul General), London (as Cultural Counsellor and director of the United Kingdom Alliance française), and Ulan Bator (as Ambassador). He has translated a number of Chinese texts and he wrote an essay, entitled Tristes automnes [Sad autumns], in 2001. Nicolas Chapuis studied at Lycée Condorcet and St Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. He earned a bachelor’s degree and he pursued further study of the Chinese and Mongolian languages at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales. He also studied history at Université Paris VII. He began working for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 1980, when he was sent to Peking to work as the press attaché. He is married with two children.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for European Studies, Institute of Asian Research, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and UBC’s Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program.