North American climate policy: Perspectives from the periphery
Join us for a conversation with two leading Canadian and Mexican scholars, Debora L. VanNijnatten and Marcela López-Vallejo, about the current dynamics of climate policy within Canada and Mexico as well as the most promising avenues for climate policy cooperation going forward, both bilaterally (with the United States) and continentally (Canada, the United States, and Mexico).
Introductory remarks will be delivered by Andrés Ávila, Executive Director of POLEA, a leading environmental advocacy organization in Mexico, who will discuss the current state of play in Mexico with regards to climate policy, and his organization's legislative strategy of pursuing policy action at the sub-national level.
Debora L. VanNijnatten is Professor in the Department of Political Science and North American Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and publications have focused on transboundary environmental governance in North America, at the Canada-US, US-Mexico and continental scales. She has been an avid observer of Canadian and American climate policy, as well as Canada’s bilateral and international engagement on climate change mitigation. She is also studying shared surface and subsurface water management in the US-Mexico Rio Grande basin and the US-Canadian Great Lakes Basin. She is the co-author/editor of 5 books (including successive editions of Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy; Environmental Policy in North America: Approaches, Capacity and the Management of Transboundary Issues; and Climate Change Policy in North America: Designing Integration in a Regional System) and 50 articles and book chapters on various aspects of transboundary environmental cooperation.