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Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) 2022

16 May - 18 May 2022

Bocconi School of Law, Milan, Italy

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Kaveh Guilanpour

Biography

Kaveh Guilanpour is the Vice President for International Strategies at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, overseeing the international aspects of the work of C2ES including in relation to the United Nations negotiations process. Kaveh has worked in the environmental sector in policy and legal roles for more than two decades, with almost 15 years of experience on international climate change issues related to the UNFCCC. During that time he has held various positions, including: legal advisor on the United Kingdom and European Union’s international climate negotiating teams; the United Kingdom’s head of UNFCCC negotiations; co-lead negotiator on climate change for the European Union; co-lead negotiator on climate change for the Alliance of Small Island States; head of the Secretariat of the High Ambition Coalition; and Principal Advisor on Climate Change to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Before joining C2ES, Kaveh served as a senior member of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Team. Kaveh has a first class honours undergraduate degree in biochemistry and a postgraduate degree in environmental technology, both from Imperial College, London. He is a qualified lawyer, and practised international environmental law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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