Climate Change Lecture to Address New Risks and Opportunities, Mar. 2

Climate Change Lecture to Address New Risks and Opportunities, Mar. 2

International environmental lawyer Arturo Brandt will discuss new and historic approaches to adapting and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The climate crisis is among the most challenging issues of our time, and given our University’s commitment to providing our students with a global education, it is imperative that we offer them opportunities to engage in this international conversation.

— Anita Deeg-Carlin, Associate Director of International Studies Program

U.S. and Chilean environmental lawyer Arturo Brandt will lend his extensive global conservation expertise to the climate crisis conversation in an upcoming Fairfield University lecture titled “Climate Change: A Source of Financial Risk and New Opportunities.” Free and open to the public, the timely talk will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the University’s Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Center and will address both new and historic approaches to adapting and mitigating the affects of climate change, with a special focus on the emerging field of climate finance.

Presented by the international studies program with the support of the Humanities Institute and more than six campus partners, Brandt’s lecture will focus on current interdisciplinary climate change challenges faced by different communities around the world and will encourage students to think critically about both the risks and opportunities that their generation faces. 

“The climate crisis is among the most challenging issues of our time, and given our University’s commitment to providing our students with a global education, it is imperative that we offer them opportunities to engage in this international conversation,” explained Anita Deeg-Carlin, associate director for the International Studies program. “We hope that our students, and our community as a whole, will gain awareness of the urgent global complexities brought on by climate change, recognize their own significant roles in addressing them, and learn about effective strategies of response.” 

Trained as an environmental lawyer in both Chile and the United States, Arturo Brandt has been called to serve in a variety of related roles in South America, Europe, and Asia. Given his cross-cultural expertise, his contributions have shaped global environmental policy in both the public and private sectors for more than two decades. Brandt is the current executive secretary of the Chilean Association for Environmental Law, a member of the Commission for Environmental Law at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and an adjunct environmental law professor at Vermont Law School. He serves as a senior broker for Latin American Environmental Markets with Tradition Green, as well as an associate lawyer at Vial Serrano, a leading law firm in Chile.   

For more information on this upcoming Fairfield University lecture, contact Anita Deeg-Carlin at adeeg-carlin@fairfield.edu.

Climate Change: A Source of Financial Risk and New Opportunities

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
Time: 5 - 6 p.m.
Location: Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J., Center Presentation Room
Fairfield University

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International environmental lawyer Arturo Brandt will address both new and historic approaches to adapting and mitigating the affects of climate change, with a special focus on the emerging field of climate finance. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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