"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors."

-Jonas Salk

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Alphabet Soup Press Release

IDLO / CISDL Legal Working Paper Series
on Sustainable Development Law on Climate Change

The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) and the Center for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) are pleased to present our 2010 Legal Working Paper Series on Sustainable Development Law on Climate Change. This Legal Working Paper Series gathers recent and updated works by IDLO Experts and CISDL Legal Researchers, addressing key issues from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 16 negotiations:
  • * Freya Baetens, Foreign Investment Law and Climate Change: Legal Conflicts Arising from Implementing the Kyoto Protocol through Private Investment.
  • * Sébastien Jodoin, Rights-Based Framework for Climate Finance.
  • * Sarah A. Mason-Case and Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, International Law and Climate Finance.
  • * Benoît Mayer, International Law and Climate migrants.
  • * Frederic Perron-Welch, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation: Mexico’s Solution for Offsetting Emissions while Respecting Indigenous and Local Community Rights.
  • * Josh Roberts, Linking Climate Change with Biodiversity-Related Multilateral Environmental Agreements.
  • * Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Markus Gehring, Trade and Investment Implication of Carbon Trading for Sustainable Development.
  • * Sean Stephenson, Making Jobs Work: The Right to Work, Jobs and Green Structural Change.
  • * Dr. Charlotte Streck, How Climate Change can Catalyze Sustainable Land-Management.
  • * Verki Michael Tunteng, Legal Aspects of Climate Change Policy.
  • * Patricia Parkinson and Dr. Andrew Wardell, Legal Frameworks to Support REDD Pro-Poor Outcomes.
Please visit http://www.cisdl.org/news.html to access these papers. Comments and thoughts are welcome and may be sent to aharrington@cisdl.org


Michael Tobis said...

Does any of this even matter when the US congress has a strong contingent so stupid they not only don;t think the climate is changing, they propose to default on T-bills to make a political point?

Steve L said...

I may be naive, but I think it matters a lot. Some people are responsible to providing tools. They must fulfill their responsibilities even if it seems clear that others will abdicate their responsibility to use the tools. The intended users must be forced to make that choice over and over. When so much is riding on something, giving up based on expectations would be immoral. Ah, it's nice to be naive.