On Thursday, Oct. 1, Denmark’s ambassador to the United States, Friis Arne Petersen, will be at the U of M’s Humphrey Institute to lead a discussion of the next steps international players need to take to address climate change.
In anticipation of the United Nations’ upcoming Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Petersen is to offer a preview of what might be the new global agreement on the reduction of man-made greenhouse gases. With portions of the Kyoto protocol expiring in 2012, the summit in Copenhagen marks the last chance to implement a new agreement. Denmark is a leader in adopting renewable energy programs, with 17 percent of the country’s energy drawn from renewable sources.
The free event — sponsored by the Minnesota International Center, the Humphrey Institute, and the Humphrey’s Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy – is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis.
Update: Danish Ambassador Petersen will be accompanying President Obama on his trip to Denmark. Danish Deputy Chief of Mission Søren Jensen will speak in his absence.