COA professor selected for critical Kyoto Protocol post

College of the Atlantic News

Stabinsky to help evaluate work of fund that finances climate change programs

BAR HARBOR, MAINE —  Doreen Stabinsky has been appointed to a three-person independent review panel to evaluate overall operations of the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund.

Stabinsky, professor of global environmental politics at the College of the Atlantic, is a consultant to governments and nongovernmental organizations on agriculture and climate change. She recently was one of seven contributors to a New York Times forum titled “Can The Market Stave Off Global Warming?”

The Adaptation Fund was established in 2001 to finance adaptation projects and programs in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

“It is a real honor to be nominated as a member of the Independent Review Panel,” Stabinsky said. “The Adaptation Fund is one of the main global financial mechanisms to help countries address the impacts of…

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