Silvia Maciunas was the deputy director of International Environmental Law at CIGI and previously a senior fellow. Silvia’s research assessed how climate change protection measures were affected by the international legal framework within which the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Silvia came to CIGI from Global Affairs Canada, where she served as deputy director within the Oceans and Environmental Law Division. Prior to that, Silvia was the sole proprietor of a law firm and a consultant in international environmental law. She has held a number of positions within Global Affairs Canada.