VISION 2020: Global Climate Change Advocate Dr. Edward Cameron, with the Climate Café

At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 2, Brooks Memorial Library and the Climate Café are pleased to welcome back Dr. Edward Cameron, a global climate change advocate with many years of experience working with the EU and other international organizations to to support bold actions towards the  pursuit of a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive global economy.

In this presentation, he will present the key lessons from the IPCC 1.5C report and outline a vision for building a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive economy in Vermont, throughout the United States, and across the globe. He will look beyond challenges towards climate change, and explore how each of us can use this moment to build a just and sustainable world for all.

More about Edward Cameron:
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, recently moved to Manchester VT with his wife, a Vermont Native who works for the World Bank, following an international career working with both the European Union and other international organizations. He earned a PhD in Social Sciences, Business and Economics at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.
In brief:

Senior Advisor for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

He spent 9 years with the EU, working on climate change, sustainable cities.

Then he served as Senior Advisor, Government of the Republic of Maldives, where he designed the world’s first state-led initiative linking human rights and climate change, which culminated in numerous United Nations Human Rights Council Resolutions and the adoption of human rights provisions in the UNFCCC. This framework ultimately supported the necessary work towards the 2015 Paris Climate Accord.

Subsequently, he joined the World Bank where met his wife, and worked on human rights and climate change, both fostering research and implementing trainings for practicioners.

From there, he went to work for the World Resources Institute in Washington D. C., leading the International Climate Initiative, to with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), as well as work in partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice.

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