Nancy Gleason will visit the NEH Library to talk about climate change talks on July 15. PHOTO COURTESY OF NEH LIBRARY

Expert to speak about climate change talks

MOUNT DESERT — Nancy Gleason will speak about “The State of the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations: What is Working and What is Not” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 15.

Learn about the negotiation processes of international climate change governance. A new treaty is to be forged in Paris this December under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. But why and how might a new potential climate change treaty matter? Gleason will introduce and explain the international system of governance around climate change and detail the evolution of the United Nations climate change negotiations. She will discuss what is at stake at the upcoming negotiations and the challenges and potential of any possible treaty outcomes.

Gleason holds a concurrent appointment as lecturer at Yale-NUS College and the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science. Prior to joining Yale-NUS, she was a lecturer at Tufts University in Boston.

In terms of research, Gleason is interested in examining the human-environment relationship in the context of international negotiation and conflict resolution. She has written about the complex challenges of global environmental management, specifically the challenges of forest related governance and climate change. Her recent publication on coalition building between Brazil, South Africa, China and India on climate change issues explores the potential leadership of these countries in the face of stalled global action to mitigate climate change.

This talk is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

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