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- Lisa Viscidi, Director of the Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries Program, Inter-American Dialogue
- Sandra Lopez, Inter-American Development Bank
- Taylor Dimsdale, Head of Research at E3G in Washington, D.C.
- José Carlos Orihuela, Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Brown University
- Rebecca Ray is a research fellow at the Global Economic Governance Initiative of Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies and a PhD student in economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Ruijie Peng, Graduate student, University of Texas at Austin
- Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society and Watson Faculty Fellow
- Guy Edwards, Research Fellow and co-director of the Climate and Development Lab, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society
Conference Concept: China is playing a major role across Latin America as a creditor, investor and trade partner. However, China’s considerable presence in Latin America, like those of other major powers in the region, tends to focus on high-carbon activities including fossil fuel extraction, large-scale agriculture and energy intensive industries. The rapidly expanding economic, commercial and political ties between China and Latin America have far reaching implications for the new climate change agreement to be agreed in 2015. The aim of the conference is to analyse Chinese-Latin American relations and explore some of the opportunities and limitations towards establishing a more sustainable agenda in a warming world. The event is being organized by Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute. It is funded by Fundación Botín. The conference relates to a project being carried out between the Climate and Development Lab and E3G.
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