Toronto, Canada – Bianca Jagger, newly appointed Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s (CIGI) International Law Research Program (ILRP), is speaking at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jagger, whose panel on July 8 is focusing on land use and sustainable development in a changing climate, will discuss the importance of forests and land restoration addressed by the Bonn Challenge and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and REDD+ efforts.

Jagger is also participating in a CIGI-organized panel discussion on July 9, following the summit’s closing plenary. This invitation-only event, which is open to media, will focus on how to develop best practices for consultation with indigenous peoples in climate change mitigation infrastructure projects.  

  • Panel Event: Regional Development & Infrastructure — Land Use and Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate, Climate Summit of the Americas
    • Featuring: Bianca Jagger, CIGI senior fellow and environment and human rights advocate
    • Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    • Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Location: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., Toronto, Canada
    • Media RSVP: For more information on accreditation to the Summit, media should email [email protected] 
  • Panel Event: How to develop best practices for consultation with indigenous peoples in climate change mitigation infrastructure projects
    • Featuring: CIGI Fellows Bianca Jagger and David Estrin, Basil Ugochukwu, ILRP Director Oonagh Fitzgerald, and others  
    • Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
    • Time: 6-7:30pm
    • Location: Salon 1, 18th Floor, Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front St. W., Toronto, Canada
    • Media RSVP: Accreditation to this event by contacting CIGI Communications Specialist Kevin Dias at [email protected]   

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]        

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