CIGI at COP21: Experts available for comment

Media Advisory

November 30, 2015

Paris, France –As the global climate change community gathers in Paris, France for the latest talks on one of the world’s most pressing issues, experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for comment and analysis on the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), held November 30 – December 11, 2015. 

CIGI Experts Available for Interview

In Paris: To arrange interviews on the ground at COP21, contact Erik Davies at [email protected]

  • David Runnalls, Distinguished Fellow — climate change, sustainable development and environmental policy
  • Oonagh Fitzgerald, International Law Research Program Director — international law and governance on climate change
  • Bianca Jagger, Senior Fellow — human rights issues, Environmental protection, Climate change and justice, Rights of indigenous people
  • John Odell, Senior Fellow — climate change and international negotiations
  • Roger Cox, Senior Fellow – climate change, international environmental law
  • David Estrin, Senior Research Fellow — climate change, environmental and resources law
  • Bassem Awad, Research Fellow — climate change, international IP and clean technology
  • Maria Panezi, Post-Doctoral Fellow – climate change, public international law, international financial institutions

Maria Panezi, Post-Doctoral Fellow – climate change, public international law, international financial institutions

Other CIGI Climate Change Experts:

  • Jeff Rubin, Senior Fellow energy and global economy, climate change and Canadian economy
  • Kevin Carmichael, Senior Fellow  — climate change and global economy
  • Peter Burn, Senior Fellow — environmental law and energy policy
  • Barry Carin, Senior Fellow — international development, energy and climate change
  • John Higginbotham, Senior Fellow — Arctic governance and climate change
  • Sara Seck, Senior Fellow — environmental law and extractive industries
  • Olaf Weber, Senior Fellow — environmental and sustainable finance
  • Céline Bak, Senior Fellow — clean technology, international trade
  • Sarah Burch, Senior Fellow  — climate change, sustainability, entrepreneurship
  • Jason Thistlethwaite, Fellow — climate change risk and adaptation
  • Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, Post-Doctoral Fellow — international environmental law
  • Basil Ugochukwu, Post-Doctoral Fellow — environmental law and corporate social responsibility

For more information on CIGI’s experts, visit:

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Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: (011) 519-998-1861 Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit


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