The Role of LDCs in Climate Action
The world’s least developed countries (LDCs) have contributed least to the problem of climate change, yet they are among the ones suffering the most. Join our expert panel with Lisa Benjamin (Assistant Professor in Law at The University of Bahamas) and Chukwumerije Okereke (Professor in Environment and Development at the University of Reading) to discuss the role of the countries that are often at the forefront of climate action!

Speaker Bios:

Lisa Benjamin is an Assistant Professor at The University of Bahamas and Global Leaders Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her research investigates the intersection of international environmental law and climate risk from the perspective of developing countries, with a focus on small island developing states. She is a member of the Facilitative Branch of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Bahamas National Climate Change Committee, and has been an advisor to and member of the Bahamian national delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke is Reader in Environment and Development at the University of Reading. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Climate and Development Centre at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford. He continues to be a visiting fellow of the Smith School and Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI), and a fellow at Green Templeton College. Chuks was a Lead Author in the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), chapter on Sustainable Development and Equity. He was a member of the Expert Task Group on the Future Work of the IPCC (2015) and the Expert Group on Strengthening African Group of Negotiators’ (AGN) Position in Global Climate Negotiation (2015).

As always, this event is free, no membership required!
Date: 23 April 2018, 19:15 (Monday, 1st week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Trinity College, Broad Street OX1 3BH
Venue Details: Danson Room
Speakers: Lisa Benjamin (Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford | The University of The Bahamas), Chukwumerije Okereke (University of Reading)
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Booking required?: Not required
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Editor: Felix Heilmann