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Webinar Two: Engaging with the UNFCCC: COPs, Bodies, and Issues
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 COP 27 negotiations. Anyone interested in following the climate negotiations is invited to participate in the webinars.

This second webinar will share ways to learn about and engage with the UNFCCC outside of the COPs; enhance understanding of how the Subsidiary Bodies (SBs) and Constituted Bodies (CBs) support the work of the UNFCCC and its Conference of the Parties; and enrich understanding of the UNFCCC objectives and processes.

Note: This webinar will be one hour long.

Be sure to join us for the third and final webinar in the series:

Webinar Three (1.5 hours long):
Monday, October 24th | 7pm ET
Key Issues to Watch at COP27
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q_bp-ZE7QPqTgzJrTrTcXg

Oct 3, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Tim Carter (Moderator)
President @Second Nature
Tim Carter is the president of Second Nature, a US-based non-profit with a mission to accelerate climate action in, and through, higher education. As president, Dr. Carter provides strategic leadership for the organization, including a focus on decarbonization activity and climate leadership of the 400+ schools in Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Network and University Climate Change Coalition. Dr. Carter received his Ph.D. in Ecology with distinction from the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia and completed his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is an avid coffee home-roaster.
Marilyn Averill
Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Nature Resources, Energy and the Environment @University of Colorado Law School
Marilyn Averill is a Senior Fellow with the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment at the University of Colorado Law School. She formerly served as an attorney for the United States Department of the Interior, then left in 1999 to return to graduate school. Since 2009 Marilyn has served on the Steering Committee for the Research and Independent Non-governmental Organizations (RINGOs), one of the nine civil society constituencies under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Marilyn’s research interests focus on international environmental governance, the politics of science, and the ethical implications of environmental issues, primarily in the context of global climate change. She holds an M.P.A from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a J.D. and an M.A. in Educational Research and Evaluation from the University of Colorado, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Wellesley College.
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.
Zoha Shawoo
Associate Scientist, Equitable Transitions Program @Stockholm Environmental Institute's US Center
Zoha Shawoo is an Associate Scientist in the Equitable Transitions program at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s US center. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection between climate change, inequality and sustainable development. She is also co-leading SEI’s research on operationalizing finance for loss and damage.
Ingrid Timboe
Policy Director @Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
Ingrid Timboe is the Policy Director for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA). Based in the United States, Ingrid is involved in all things climate and water policy at AGWA where she works to integrate resilient water management tools and approaches into the global climate policy agenda. She first joined AGWA in 2017 to help coordinate the organization of Water Action Day at COP23. From 2018-2020, she served as the water focal point for the UNFCCC's Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, and continues to work closely with the UNFCCC and other international organizations on national climate adaptation planning and implementation. She also co-hosts AGWA's ClimateReady podcast. Ingrid holds a M.S. in Water Resources Management, focused on transboundary water policy, and a B.A. in International Affairs. Prior to graduate school, Ingrid spent six years at the World Wildlife Fund working with the Global Policy and Conservation Science teams.