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Flatt to Speak at International Conference on Climate Change

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Victor Flatt

Victor Flatt, Thomas F. and Elizabeth Taft Distinguished Professor in Environmental Law and director of UNC’s Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation, and Resources (CLEAR), will speak at the international environmental conference InterCLIMA 2012, which runs Oct. 29-31 in Lima, Peru.

The central theme for InterCLIMA 2012 is climate risk management. Speakers and discussions and the conference will focus on the institutionalization of climate risk management, methodologies and tools for analyzing vulnerabilities to climate change, approaches to managing climate risk, and funding for climate risk management. Flatt will speak about altering legal systems to facilitate climate change adaptation.

InterCLIMA 2012, sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, is the inaugural meeting to focus on the progress, challenges, priorities and guidelines for managing climate change within the country. In addition to the Ministry of the Environment of Peru, InterCLIMA 2012 is sponsored by the Swiss Confederation, the German Agency for International Cooperation and USAID.

Flatt will be joining other international speakers, including Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; Klaus Toepfer, former executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Achim Steiner, executive director of UNEP and undersecretary-general of the United Nations; and Mohamed El-Ashry, senior fellow with the U.N. Foundation and facilitator of the Global Leadership for Climate Action.

More details and a copy of Flatt’s presentation will be available after the conference on the CLEAR website.

-October 5, 2012

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