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Global Conversation: Follow Brown's Climate Change Team at the COP 17 Negotiations

November 30, 2011

Faculty and students from Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab are in Durban, South Africa, supporting some of the world’s poorest countries in their negotiations at the United Nations’ COP 17 climate change talks.

Led by Professor Timmons Roberts, director of Brown’s Center for Environmental Studies, and supported in part by the Watson Institute, the Brown team is aiming to influence the negotiations to produce more just and effective processes and outcomes concerning climate finance and other relevant climate policy.
The team is working closely with the chair of the Least Developed Country Group to support its negotiations. This role presents the team with an opportunity to work at the heart of the negotiations with some of the most vulnerable countries at the talks.

The team has also been blogging in the run-up to the event and will continue throughout the proceedings on the Institute's Global Conversation media platform. Follow their blog here. You can also follow them on Twitter here.

Watson’s support of the team is part of its Human Security in a Changing Global Environment Project, which aims to engage in key international debates on preserving human security and improving standards of living in the face of environmental changes.