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21 November 2012
Organisation Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC)
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security

Legal landscapes in biodiversity and social safeguards: Video

Seminar on Landscapes in a Carbon Focused World 26 October 2012
SIANI, Focali & Naturskyddsföreningen organized a one-day seminar in Gothenburg.

Summary: Safeguards have gained momentum in the international environmental arena especially in action for REDD+ under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This presentation will address the way safeguards can be related to different biodiversity financing mechanisms, and learn from the REDD+ discussions under the UNFCCC. While scaling up biodiversity finance is key for achieving the three goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the development of new biodiversity financing mechanisms has also generated concerns over the potential problems, which span from generating financial speculation to affecting the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. The presentation will examine legal landscapes that can be useful for developing and implementing safeguards related to biodiversity financing mechanisms in an equitable way.

Claudia Ituarte-Lima is Legal Advisor at the Resilience and Development Programme (Swedbio), at Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is an international public lawyer with theoretical and applied experience in both multilateral and community environmental issues. She holds a PhD from University College London, an MPhil from University of Cambridge, and diplomas from Bourgogne University in France, among other. Her distinctions include the Human Rights Award by American University, Washington College of Law. Her current interests are climate change and biodiversity laws and policies in relation to poverty alleviation, livelihoods and development. She holds visiting status at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and the Stockholm Environmental Institute.

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