Waterloo, Canada – June 1, 2015 – As the global climate change community gathers in Bonn, Germany for the latest talks on one of the world’s most pressing issues, experts from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be available for comment and analysis on climate changes issues and the United Nations Climate Change Conference being held from June 1-11, 2015. 

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

CIGI Experts Available for Interview

*denotes expert on the ground in Bonn, Germany this week

  • 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
  • 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
  • John Odell, Senior Fellow — climate change and international negotiations
  • Sara Seck, Senior Fellow — environmental law and extractive industries
  • Olaf Weber, Senior Fellow — environmental and sustainable finance
  • Bassem Awad*, Research Fellow — climate change, international intellectual property and clean technology
  • 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
  • Thomas Homer-Dixon, CIGI Chair of Global Systems — climate change and public policy
  • Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate  Change — climate change and environmental security

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


Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: 519.573.2703, ext. 7356, 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 www.cigionline.org.

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