Front Row Seat at Climate Negotiations in Dubai

By Cindy Isenhour 

The University of Maine and Maine Law delegates attend the negotiations to: 1) learn more about international climate governance; 2) conduct research related to the negotiations; and occasionally 3) to contribute to the process through speaking engagements based on expertise.    

This year’s delegation includes three faculty and five graduate students, each with unique interests and perspectives on the process.  They include: 

  1. Dr. Cindy Isenhour – Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change, University of Maine.  FOCUS: how to equitably allocate the remaining carbon budget among parties in the interest of the right to development. 
  2. Dr. NIck Micinsky – Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Maine.  FOCUS: climate migration and adaptation policy, particularly in the African Group of Nations. 
  3. Dr. Anthony Moffa – Associate Professor of Environmental Law, University of Maine School of Law.  FOCUS: non-party stakeholder participation, loss and damage, torte law and climate litigation. 
  4. Charity Zimmerman – Graduate Student, School of Policy & International Affairs/Economics.  FOCUS: climate adaptation finance, agriculture and water. 
  5. Ashley Brown – Graduate Student, School of Policy and International Affairs. FOCUS: least developed countries negotiation strategies, climate justice, equity. 
  6. Natalie Nowatzke – JD Candidate, Maine Law.  FOCUS: loss and damage, the arctic, global stocktake. 
  7. Bryant Wolff – Law Student, Maine Law.  FOCUS: loss and damage, long-term climate finance, global stocktake. 
  8. Geetanjali Talpade – Law Student, Maine Law.  FOCUS: woman and gender constituency, the gender platform, mitigation. 

Read more about the climate negotiations here and read other COP28 blog posts here.