The climatologist illustrated the key points of the Paris 2015 climate agreement and possible future scenarios

7 June 2016 - Almost 20 years have passed since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, a global agreement signed in 1997 to combat climate warming. Yet global emissions have increased, especially from China and developing countries. It is with this alarming premise that Prof. Michael Gerrard introduced the report on climate change held at theUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma the 7 June.

Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, Gerrard participated in the Conference on Climate Change in Paris in 2015. In the Conference Room of the University, introduced by greetings from Prof. Laura De Gara, delegate of the Master's Degree Course in Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, and presented by prof. Francesco Bruno, professor of food law UCBM, the world-renowned climatologist investigated the evolution of international politics starting from Paris. "State decisions must make economic activities in industrialized and developing countries sustainable in the near future, through voluntary agreements to reduce climate-altering emissions," explained Gerrard.

In particular, the problems associated with the obligation to reduce the increase in global temperature by at least 2 degrees Celsius were highlighted in the seminar. Specifically, the American professor explained what energy choices are necessary - by means of alternative and sustainable energies whose cost is also decreasing - in order for this minimum objective to be achieved.