23 Oct Guest lecture: Dr. Elisa Morgera: The convention on biological diversity and its Nagoya protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing, Joensuu

Time: Thursday, 23 October 2014 at 10–12 am

Place: University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Aurora building, entrance A, lecture room AU203

Dr. Elisa Morgera will deliver a guest lecture on the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefit Arising from Their Utilisation. She will focus in particular on indigenous peoples and local communities, and how the norms related to them have evolved under international biodiversity law.

Dr. Elisa Morgera is Senior Lecturer in Global Environmental Law at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh where she directs the LLM Programme in Global Environmental and Climate Change Law and is Co-Director of the inter-disciplinary Europa Institute.

Dr. Morgera followed the negotiations for the Nagoya Protocol and is the author of Elisa Morgera, Elsa Tsioumani and Matthias Buck, Unraveling the Nagoya Protocol: A Commentary on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Martinus Nijhoff, 2014) and the editor of Elisa Morgera, Elsa Tsioumani and Matthias Buck (eds.), The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing in Perspective: Implications for International Law and Implementation Challenges (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012).

Dr. Morgera holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and has previously worked as Legal Officer of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Environmental management officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the eastern Caribbean.  She also directs the project "Benefit-sharing for an equitable transition to the green economy - the role of law," funded by the European Research Council (ERC), which seeks to answer the question: Can benefit-sharing address the equity deficit within the green economy?



Publishing year: 2014

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