Conference Schedule for Climate Change Conference

        Governing Climate Change: New Ideas and Latin American Leadership as Peru Prepares to Host the 2014 UN Climate Negotiations

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Joukowsky Forum

Watson Institute for International Studies

Brown University

111 Thayer Street

Providence, Rhode  

Organized by the Center for Latin Amerian and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University, with co-sponsorship by the Watson Institute for International Studies, the Center for Environmental Studies, the Office of the President, and the Starr Lectureship Fund. 

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9:00-9:15   Welcome and Introduction

Richard M. Locke, Director, Watson Institute for International Studies

Richard Snyder, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Center for Environmental Studies

 9:15-10:30   Global Climate Governance Should Start at Home: The Role of Presidential Leadership 

Chair: Richard Snyder, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

 Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile, Former UN Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Professor-at-Large, Brown University

 Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico, and Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate

 10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break  

 10:45-12:30   Latin American Leadership on Global Climate Change

 Chair: Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Center for Environmental Studies

 Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC (via live video link)

 Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP20 President 

 Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico's Ambassador to Austria and former Mexican Special Representative for Climate Change

 1:30-3:30   Breaking the Impasse? Prospects and Ideas for Making Progress at the UNFCCC in 2014 and 2015 

Chair: Lisa Friedman, Deputy Editor, ClimateWire

 Sir David King, The UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change 

 Olai Uludong, Lead Negotiator of the Alliance of Small Island States

 Dan Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment, U.S. Department of State

 Alejandro Rivera, Director of Environmental Governance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico 

 María Laura Rojas Vallejo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia

 Monica Araya, Founder and Executive Director of Nivela

 Jorge Voto-Bernales, Peru’s Special Representative for Climate Change