Environment and international law experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for interview on the twentieth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) and tenth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 10) in Lima, Peru.

Experts Available on Location in Lima:

Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director of the International Law Research Program, CIGI

Oonagh has extensive experience as a senior executive of various departments of the Government of Canada. Her expertise includes social responsibility and corporate governance, international and domestic public law and commercial law in public context.

David Estrin, Senior Research Fellow, International Law Research Program, CIGI

Recognized as Canada’s senior environmental law specialist, David has for over 40 years practiced exclusively in this area. He is currently chair of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee. He is also co-chair of the IBA President’s Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights. 

John Odell, Senior Fellow, Global Security & Politics Program, CIGI 

An expert in negotiation and conflict resolution, US trade policy and international economic institutions, John leads a project at CIGI on political obstacles to international agreements on climate change.

David Runnalls, Distinguished Fellow, Global Security & Politics Program, CIGI 

David is an expert in sustainable development, climate change, environmental policy and international trade. He is also a distinguished fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a senior fellow at Sustainable Prosperity, and chair of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]  

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