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What the Paris Climate Agreement Means for Africa

January 23, 2019, 11:30 AM

Doreen Stabinsky is professor of Global Environmental Politics at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA. Her research focuses on political and policy responses to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security, with a particular interest in impacts on the African continent, and primarily within the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. In 2015-2016, she held the first Zennström visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Sweden.

She actively researches and writes about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security, and on the emerging issue of loss and damage from slow onset impacts of climate change. She also serves as advisor to a number of governments and international NGOs on issues related to agriculture and loss and damage in ongoing negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Doreen has represented various NGOs and the College of the Atlantic in numerous intergovernmental forums, including the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, and the World Trade Organization. She has also held positions with and advised non-governmental organizations on topics related to genetic engineering and agriculture, including ten years as an agriculture campaigner with Greenpeace.

Her most recent publications include: Environmental Politics for a Changing World: Power, Perspectives and Practice (written with Ronnie Lipschutz) and Missing Pathways to 1.5° C: The Role of the Land Sector in Ambitious Climate Action (published by the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance, with several co-authors).

Lunch will provided by Jorgensen’s at 11:30. You can choose a roast beef sandwich, chicken pesto, or vegetarian (with gluten free option), served with Hungarian vegetable soup, coffee, tea and cookie, $12, pay at the door. You are free to bring your own lunch. Those who order the lunch are of course responsible for the cost. To order lunch, email Mid-Maine Global Forum or call Margy at 377-2301.


January 23, 2019
11:30 AM


Mid-Maine Global Forum
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