Waterloo, Canada — As delegates begin to gather in Toronto, Canada, for the Climate Summit of the Americas, experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for comment and analysis on climate change issues and the key debates leading up to this year’s global COP21 agreement in Paris.

CIGI is currently tackling climate change research on three fronts: international environmental lawsustainable finance in the global economy, and the politics of climate governance and international negotiations.

CIGI Experts Available for Interview

  • Oonagh Fitzgerald, International Law Research Program Director — international law and governance including climate change
  • David Runnalls, Distinguished Fellow — climate change, sustainable development and environmental policy
  • David Estrin, Senior Research Fellow — climate change, environmental and resources law
  • Barry Carin, Senior Fellow — international development, energy and climate change
  • John Higginbotham, Senior Fellow — Arctic governance and climate change
  • Bianca Jagger, Senior Fellow — indigenous rights and human rights in relation to climate change
  • John Odell, Senior Fellow — climate change and international negotiations
  • Olaf Weber, Senior Fellow — environmental and sustainable finance
  • Bassem Awad, Research Fellow — climate change, intellectual property and clean technology mechanisms
  • Jason Thistlethwaite, Fellow — climate change risk and adaptation
  • Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, Post-Doctoral Fellow — international law and governance related to REDD+
  • Basil Ugochukwu, Post-Doctoral Fellow — corporate social responsibility, human rights and climate change

For more information on CIGI’s experts, visit: www.cigionline.org/experts.


Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: +1.519.885.2444 ext. 7238, 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 visitwww.cigionline.org.


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