CEU Professor of Environmental Studies and Policy Diana Urge-Vorsatz participated in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Forum 2016 “Productive Economies, Inclusive Societies” that took place May 31 and June 1 in Paris. Over 2,400 participants from over 60 countries joined the meeting and, in total, over 270 speakers contributed to 80 Forum sessions including panels, lunch debates, discussion cafes, IdeaFactories, Meet the Author sessions and TalkTogether Q&As.
Professor Urge-Vorsatz, who is also the director of CEU's Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), participated in a panel discussion on the environment and the economy moderated by Al-Jazeera English environmental editor Nick Clark. This was the first year Hungarian speakers participated in the Forum and Urge-Vorsatz was chosen as one of ten Hungarian experts.
Urge-Vorsatz was also chosen to comment in the Forum summary publication, saying, “Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement offers an opportunity for a new, productive economy with more well-being for everyone.”