Houchang Chehabi, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, said he remains skeptical of the agreements made at the Paris climate change talks last December.
Chehabi was quoted in a February 9, 2016 article in the Daily Free Press entitled “Ambassador Tubiana Shared Process of Paris Conference to BU Community.”
“There are no concrete targets to be reached by anybody, no enforcement mechanisms,” Chehabi said. “As long as an international agreement depends only on 195 countries making promises to do something, how can we make sure that these things will happen? Especially with governments that are not accountable to the population.”
The entire article can be read here.
Chehabi has taught at Harvard and has been a visiting professor at the University of St. Andrews, UCLA, and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. He has published two books, Iranian Politics and Religious Modernism: The Liberation Movement of Iran under the Shah and Khomeini (1990) and Distant Relations: Iran and Lebanon in the Last 500 Years (2006). Learn more about him here.