Friday February 7, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
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Mershon Center 
1501 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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Janelle Henderson 
Center for Latin American Studies -- The Ohio State University 

Climate Justice in Latin America 

Join us for the Climate Justice in Latin America Series, as we feature a talk by Dr. J. Timmons Roberts of Brown University.  Lunch will be provided. 

"Climate Justice, Latin America and UN Negotiations"

Abstract: Latin American nations have historically been quite low in emissions of carbon dioxide, the most important gas causing climate change.  There are important exceptions, but the region includes some of the lowest-carbon nations in the world.  This has recently translated into leadership in the United Nations negotiations, and in 2014 Peru will host the annual talks just a year before the crucial deadline to resolve a global deal scheduled to come into effect by the end of the decade.  Meanwhile, the region faces great vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and issues of "climate justice" have been raised by a series of nations and social movements in the region in a number of ways.  

J. Timmons Roberts, Ph.D
Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology

Brown University


Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, 2012-14