Event VUB Brussels Diplomatic Academy conversation with Nobel Laureate & Professor Emeritus William Moomaw

VUB Brussels Diplomatic Academy conversation with Nobel Laureate & Professor Emeritus William Moomaw

Date(s) - 03/02/2020
16:00 - 18:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Leadership Series

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy is pleased to invite you to a conversation with

Nobel Laureate & Professor Emeritus William Moomaw

Climate Change Dialogues: Post Madrid; the European Green Deal; the Road to Glasgow – Broken Promises & New Ambitions; the Question of Environmental Security.

The achievements and failures of Madrid; Davos – talk or substance around the issue of climate emergency? The EU and the European Green Deal; Germany’s commitment to lead the way; the road to Glasgow – paved with ambition & skepticism. Youth activism – a stake in the future. The Climate Emergency – what can we do?

Monday, February 3, 2020 | 16:00 – 18:00

Coffee & Refreshments will be served

16:00 Welcome: Gunter Gaublomme, Director Brussels Diplomatic Academy

16:05 Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Len Ishmael, Advisor Brussels Diplomatic Academy

16:10 Interactive Session with Professor Emeritus William Moomaw

17:50 Wrap up & final perspectives

Venue: The Press Club, Froissartstraat 95, 1000 Brussels

Please respond to: delia.barbu@vub.be by Friday 31st January 2020

Speaker Biography

William Moomaw is Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. He holds a PhD in chemistry from MIT. After helping to eliminate stratospheric ozone depleting chemicals in the U.S., he became the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. He is currently working on natural solutions to climate change and policies and actions to increase carbon dioxide removal and sequestration by forests, wetlands and soils to compliment emission reduction from land use changes and fossil fuel combustion. He chairs the board of directors of two climate organizations, Woods Hole Research Center that studies climate change and natural solutions, and The Climate Group North America that works with corporations and subnational governments to reduce climate altering emissions. He and his wife, Margot, completed a zero net energy cold-weather home in 2007.  It produces sufficient solar electricity to meet all heating, lighting and appliance requirements and a battery powered electric vehicle while exporting surplus power to the grid. He is co-author of the recent World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency signed by over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries.  https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biz088