As part of its Alliance 21 program the US Studies Centre hosted a roundtable discussion with special guest James L. Connaughton, Executive Vice President at C3 Energy in Redwood City, California.Connaughton was the senior energy, natural resources and environment advisor to President George W. Bush.

Connaughton discussed climate change at the international and national levels, with an emphasis on a more practical and realistic, technology driven approach to making meaningful progress.