Environmental Issues

Date: June 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. (CDT)/5:00 p.m. (CEST)

Session Overview

Climate changes affect different parts of the world in heterogeneous ways. In addition, most major greenhouse gas emitting countries are also among the least impacted countries, while most minor emitting countries often rank among the most impacted countries. In this context, a global and coordinated stand for climate changes mitigation requires place-based solutions and policies instead of one-size-fits-all type of policies.

In this session, we adopt an international perspective on designing place-based climate changes mitigation policies. Through a comparative stance, we intend to foster participants’ awareness about the heterogeneous impacts of climate changes in OECD countries’ rural areas and improve their understanding of place-based policy design.

Learning Objectives

  • Frame climate changes mitigation discussions into their socio-environmental context
  • Streamline policies with climate changes mitigation objectives
  • Assess the feasibility of climate changes mitigation policies


  • Mikael Akimowicz, Universite de Toulouse, France
  • James Breen, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Thierno Thiam, Tuskegee University, USA