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Webinar Three: Key Issues to Watch at COP27
This three-part webinar series has been developed by the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), Second Nature and the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGOs) constituency to provide anyone interested in the international climate negotiations with a comprehensive overview of the UNFCCC process, including policy questions and issues to be addressed in the upcoming COP27 negotiations. Anyone interested in following the climate negotiations is invited to participate in the webinars.

This third and final webinar will provide an overview of key agenda items and key outcomes to watch for at COP27.

Note: this webinar will be 1.5 hours long.

Oct 24, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Anna McGinn (Moderator)
Policy Manager @Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Anna McGinn is a policy manager at the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. focused on advancing science-based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges. Anna works as part of the EESI team focused on federal policy issues. She organizes Congressional briefings, reviews fact sheets and articles, and tracks Congressional efforts on climate, energy, and environment topics. She has particular interest in climate adaptation and international climate governance and has been tracking and attending UNFCCC COPs since 2011. She holds dual master's degrees from the University of Maine in Climate and Quaternary Studies as well as Global Policy, and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
Tracy Bach
Visiting Professor @Washington University-St. Louis
Tracy Bach serves as the Co-Focal Point of the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGO) constituency to the UNFCCC Secretariat. She is a law professor who has taught and published on climate change, international environmental law and human rights, and health care and environmental health law. Bach is currently Visiting Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. and M.A in public affairs from the University of Minnesota, after which she clerked for the Honorable Harriet Lansing of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She has conducted workshops and consulted in China and Myanmar with IUCN, UNDP, and UNEP. In 2009-10, Bach was a Fulbright Scholar in Dakar, Senegal. She has attended COPs and SBs since 2009, and led delegations to more than a dozen of these international meetings.
Ambassador Miguel Ruíz Cabañas Izquierdo
Professor, Mexican Foreign Policy & Director, Initiative on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) @Tecnológico de Monterrey
Miguel Ruíz-Cabañas Izquierdo has been a career Ambassador at the Mexican Foreign Service (SEM) since June 1998, being a career diplomat since 1979. He has a degree in International Relations from El Colegio de México (1978) and a Master in Political Science from Columbia University in New York (1989). Currently, he is a full-time Professor of Mexican Foreign Policy and Director of the Initiative on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Santa Fe campus. Additionally, he is co-coordinator of the Mexican chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the most important international network of universities and research centers that promote sustainable development. Ambassador Ruíz Cabañas has an extensive experience as a negotiator in bilateral relations with the United States, as well as in multilateral forums such as the OAS, FAO, WFP, IFAD and the UN.
Danielle Falzon
Assistant Professor, Sociology @Rutgers University
Danielle Falzon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University. Her research examines power and inequality in climate-related decision-making, particularly around the issues of adaptation and loss and damage.
Melissa Low
Research Fellow @National University of Singapore's (NUS) Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions
Melissa Low is a Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions. She previously worked at the Energy Studies Institute, NUS where she carried out research projects on a range of energy and climate issues of concern to Singapore and the region. She has participated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) for over a decade and is an active sustainability thought leader, authoring, publishing and presenting at various forums. Melissa holds an LLM in Climate Change Law and Policy (with distinction) from the University of Strathclyde, MSc in Environmental Management and BSocSci (Hons) in Geography from NUS. She also is a Member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) Long Term Aspirational Goal Task Group (LTAG-TG).