Wil Burns

Visiting Professor, Environmental Policy & Culture Program at Northwestern University
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Dr. Wil Burns is a Visiting Professor in the Environmental Policy & Culture program at Northwestern University. He was formerly a Professor of Research and Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. He is also a Senior Research Fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and Co-Chair of the International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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  • The Paris Agreement establishes the solitary goal of trying to hold temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius, and at least aspirationally to 1.5 degrees Celsius, reflecting the fact that there are serious implications when we exceed those thresholds.

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