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

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

   

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Date:  April 16, 2014

Time: High Level Plenary Sessions 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University -111 Thayer Street - Providence, RI

Featuring:

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

Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile and Brown University Professor at Large

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of  Environment of Peru and President, COP 20

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary UNFCCC via videolink

Jorge Voto BernalesAmbassador, Special Representative for Climate Change, Peru

 René Orellana, Head of Bolivia's Delegation to the UNFCCC

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

Monica ArayaFounder & Executive Director, Nivela

Sir David KingThe UK Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change

Pa OusmanDirector of the Department of Water Resources and Special Climate Envoy, The Gambia 

Description:

The conference “Governing Climate Change” will take place on April 16, 2014 at Brown University and will be chaired by former President of Chile and Brown University Professor at Large Ricardo Lagos, who previously served as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change.

This event has been co-organized by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Climate and Development Lab at Brown University.

The conference is sponsored by Brown University’s Office of the President, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), the Climate and Development Lab, the Center for Environmental Studies (CES), and the Watson Institute for International Studies with support from Fundación Botín and the Starr Lectureship Fund.

It will provide a unique and neutral space to explore how new ideas and leadership from Latin America are changing climate change discourse and governance. The meeting will have a special focus on Peru’s role as incoming president of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UNFCCC in December 2014, in Lima. 

Related Links:

Conference Poster: See below for a printable version of the poster.

Conference Schedule: Click here for more information.

Contact Information: For more information, send an email to clacs@brown.edu. 

Livestreaming: Content may be viewed in real time during the conference or as a recording any time after the event using the following link:

 http://mediacapture.brown.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/5ca33def-d507-404a-8a1e-482942060b9e

Official COP20 Video: COP 20 Peru