Climate Deal 2015

Members of Nivela team on Brown University panel on Latin America and COP21


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’ roles 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.

The event 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, and in partnership with the sustainability strategy group, Nivela.


J. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University

Guy Edwards, Research Fellow, Brown University, and associate at Nivela

Isabel Cavelier, Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN

Natalie Unterstell, Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Nivela associate

Camila Bustos, Undergraduate Student at Brown University and Lead Researcher at Nivela

Ximena Carranza, Undergraduate Student at Brown University and Latin American Researcher at Nivela


Thursday February 11, from 11:00 – 12:30
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, Brown University
111 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island
The event is open to the public

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