Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Book Launch and Discussion of A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the New Global Politics of Climate Change

Thursday, February 11, 2016

11 a.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Join the authors of A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change (MIT Press, 2015), Guy Edwards and J. Timmons Roberts, and a panel of four Latin American experts to discuss the book and the implications of the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change for the region.

Latin American countries have increased their influence at the United Nations climate change negotiations and offered potential solutions on coping with global warming. But in the face of competing priorities, sometimes these climate policies are jettisoned, undermined, or simply ignored.

In December 2015, the UN adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which has been heralded as a significant step forward for global governance to confront global warming. The panel will discuss Latin American countries’ role in Paris and the implications of the new agreement for the region, the prospect for more action on climate change, and the obstacles working against it.

With Authors:

Timmons Roberts (Brown University)

Guy Edwards (Brown University)

And Commentators:

Isabel Cavelier (Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN)

Natalie Unterstell (Harvard Kennedy School of Government)

Camila Bustos (Brown University class of ‘16)

Ximena Carranza (Brown University class of ‘18)

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

A light buffet lunch will be served following the event.

The conference 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.

The session will be in English and will be live-streamed. 

Follow the event and discussion on Twitter: #LatAmCOP21