Institut Franco-Argentin d’Études sur le Climat et ses Impacts

Instituto Franco-Argentino de Estudios sobre el Clima y sus Impactos

Colloquium: Climate change, human rights and adaptation in urban settings. An interdisciplinary proposal

Dr. Claudia E. Natenzon – Institute of Geography, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (UBA)
Dr. Aurora Besalú Parkinson – Faculty of Law (UBA)

The project aims to investigate the processes of recognising the problem of climate change in law, its relationship with human rights and the effects on the configuration of risk in urban areas, taking into account the advances made in the field of climate sciences.

Claudia E. Natenzon is a geographer from the University of Buenos Aires; PhD in Geography from the University of Seville, Spain. D. in Geography from the University of Seville, Spain. Professor Emeritus at the UBA. At FLACSO Argentina, she directs the Advanced Diploma in Environmental Conflicts and Participatory Planning. She is specialised in environmental risk, social vulnerability, and catastrophes, she applies this knowledge to social problems arising from climate change.

Aurora Besalú Parkinson is a lawyer. She holds a PhD in Law from the University of Buenos Aires. Specialist in Human Rights Systems from the Complutense University of Madrid. Regular Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires. At that Faculty, she is Deputy Director of the Master in Magistracy and a permanent member of the Institute of Legal and Social Research « Ambrosio L. Gioja ». She is specialised in environmental liability, and applies this knowledge to the problems posed by climate change to the Judiciary, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and lawyers.