About

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Brown’s Climate and Development Lab (CDL) was founded in 2010 by Professor Timmons Roberts, Ph.D. Candidate David Ciplet and Research Fellow Guy Edwards as an experiment in engaged learning. Operating as a think tank, the CDL fosters transformational learning experiences through the production of cutting edge research and participation at the annual UN climate change negotiations.

The CDL equips Brown students with the tools to effectively shape policy and explore the intersections between climate change, development and global governance. Students enhance their writing, research and social media skills while extending the University’s reach – creating new partnerships, new lines of enquiry, and research on climate and development.

The Lab focuses on the 48 Least Developed Countries, Latin America, the US and civil society. Over two dozen Brown students from five concentrations have been at the heart of the CDL’s activities and have had the opportunity to attend the UN climate change negotiations.

This website represents the Lab’s primary outlet for up-dates on our research and group activities. Follow us on Twitter here. If you would like to learn more about our work, please get in touch at: climatedevlab[at]gmail[dot]com