Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

The Countdown to the 2015 UN Climate Summit in Paris: Assessing Latin America’s Importance and Leadership

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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The event will focus on the state of the U.N. climate negotiations before the deadline this December in Paris to create a new global climate change agreement. Experts from Latin America will assess the region’s importance and leadership on global and national climate governance in the wake of Peru hosting the 2014 U.N. climate conference and the prospects for a new agreement this year. Speakers will also look at Latin American countries’ efforts to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) which will be a key element of a new climate agreement. The event is being organized by Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute. It is funded by the Fundación Botín.

Program:

Welcome to the Watson Institute for International Studies: Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society and Watson Faculty Fellow

Walter Vergara, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute and former head of the Inter-American Development Bank’s climate change unit

Mariana Panuncio, Climate Change Director, Latin America and Caribbean Program, WWF

Jorge Gastelumendi, Senior Policy Advisor on Climate Change, The Nature Conservancy and Peru’s COP20 delegation

Guy Edwards, Research Fellow and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society

Follow the discussion via Twitter #LACC2020

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies