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. Former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón will also be in attendance.
The conference is supported by Brown University’s Office of the President, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, (CLACS), 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.