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Ghent Colloquium 2010 - Full Program and Presentations

8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium – Ghent

Ghent-774

14-16 September, 2010
LINKAGES BETWEEN BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Plenary 1

Chair: Frank Maes, Ghent University (Belgium)

  • Paul Van Cauwenberge, Rector, Ghent University
  • Piet Taelman, Dean, Faculty of Law, Ghent University
  • Rob Fowler, University of South Australia and Chair, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law
  • Alejandro Iza, Director, IUCN Environmental Law Centre
  • Representative from UNEP
  • Sheila Abed, Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law
  • Yves Le Bouthillier, University of Ottawa and Director, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

Plenary 2

Chair: Frank Maes, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 1: Protected Areas I

Chair: Jamie Benidickson, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Panel 2: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Human Rights I

Chair: Jose Juan Gonzalez Marquez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolina (Mexico)

Panel 3: Land Use Planning/ Landscapes/Cities I

Chair: Geert Van Hoorick, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 4: Wetlands/Drylands/Mountains/Antarctica/Arctic

Chair: Gilberto Rincon, Center for Sustainable Development (Colombia)

Panel 5: Biodiversity and Climate Change: Poverty, Ethics and Justice I

Chair: Winnie Carruth, Membership Manager, Secretariat of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Canada)

  • Karen Bubna-Litic, University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Can Climate Change be an Effective Driver for Corporate Change - a Snapshot from Australia
  • Shawkat Alam, Macquarie University (Australia), The Linkages between Climate Change, Poverty and Sustainable Development: An Appraisal of Inter and Intra-Generational Equity
  • Ricardo Botero Villegas, Center for Sustainable Development (Colombia), Governance of Ethnic Groups, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Panel 6: Energy I

Chair: Richard L. Ottinger, Pace University (USA)

Panel 7: Climate Change and Biodiversity: Adaptation, Integration and Implementation

Chair: Willemien du Plessis, North-West University (South Africa)

Panel 8: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

Chair: Shawkat Alam, Macquarie University (Australia)

  • Donna Craig, University of Western Sydney (Australia), Indigenous Governance of Biodiversity Impacted by Climate Change in Melanesia: Role of Customary Law and Community Based Environmental Management
  • Gilberto Rincon, Center for Sustainable Development (Colombia), Indigenous People’s Wisdom
  • Priscila B. Becker, LLM candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, (Canada), Indigenous Peoples, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Brazilian Amazon

Panel 9: Biodiversity and Climate Change: Poverty, Ethics and Justice II

Chair: Robert V. Percival, University of Maryland (USA)

Wednesday 15 September

Panel 10: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest I

Chair: Lye Lin Heng, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Panel 11: Protection of Species

Chair: Alexander Paterson, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Panel 12: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Agriculture

Chair: Carolyn Farquhar, Associate Director, Secretariat of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law (Canada)

Panel 13: National Governance I

Chair: Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, University of Ottawa (Canada)

Panel 14: Biofuels I

Chair: Melissa Powers, Lewis and Clark University (USA)

  • Liselotte Smorenburg-van Middelkoop, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Sustainability Criteria by the EU: Do they Provide the Legal Solution to the Devil’s Dilemma of Bioenergy?
  • Michael I. Jeffery, University of Western Sydney, and Xiabao Zhao, PhD candidate, University of Western Sydney (Australia), Will Biodiversity Pay the Price? The Case for and against the Use of Biofuels and Biochar to Aid in the Mitigation of Climate Change
  • Alexandrina Sobreira de Moura, Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil) and Joaquim Nabuco Foundation (Brazil), The Biodiesel Program and Sustainable Development in Brazil
  • Vladimir Magalhaes, Catholic University of Santos (Brazil), Biofuels: The Risks to Brazilian Biodiversity and their Interaction with Global Warming
  • Victor M. Tafur, Pace University (USA), Linkages between Biodiversity and Bioenergy: Inclusive Market Development

Panel 15: Access and Benefit-sharing of Biological Diversity and Technology Transfer

Chair: Kai T. Kokko, University of Lapland (Finland),

  • Natalie Stoianoff, University of Technology Sydney (Australia), The Australian Experience in Biodiversity Access and Benefit-sharing
  • Cholatee Watanawejvijit, LLM candidate, University of Oregon (USA), The Feasibility of Using Compulsory Patent Licensing in Combating Climate Change and Preserving Biodiversity
  • Claudia Ituarte-Lima, PhD Candidate, University of London (UK) and Suneetha M. Subramanian, United Nations University (Japan), Equity Dimensions in ABS Legal Agreements and REDD Negotiations
  • Katinka Jesse, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Potchefstroom University (South Africa), Clean Development Mechanism vs. Technology Transfer: Does the Kyoto Protocol Provide an Example for the Convention on Biological Diversity?

Panel 16: Climate Change Emissions and Biodiversity I

Chair: Carmen G. Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law (USA)

Panel 17: National Governance II

Chair: Rafael Gonzalez Ballar, University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)

Panel 18: Biodiversity and Climate Change: Oceans and Coasts I

Chair: Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

Panel 19: Invasive Species

Chair: Vernon Thomas, Guelph University (Canada)

Panel 20: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Human Rights II

Chair: Rob Fowler, University of South Australia (Australia)

Panel 21: National Governance III

Chair: Lee Paddock, George Washington University (USA)

Panel 22: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services I

Chair: Marjan Peeters, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)

Panel 23: Climate Change Emissions and Biodiversity II

Chair: An Cliquet, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 24: Land Use Planning/ Landscapes/Cities II

Chair: Geert Van Hoorick, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 25: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest II

Chair: Albert Mumma, University of Nairobi (Kenya),

  • Tom Baxter, University of Tasmania (Australia), United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Forests- a Vital Link between the Twin Crises of Biodiversity and Climate
  • Grit Ludwig, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany), Local Conditions for the Legitimacy and the Success of REDD plus – the example of Mozambique
  • Kai T. Kokko, University of Lapland (Finland), A Legal Method and Tools for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regulation: Safeguarding Forest Biodiversity in Finland

Panel 26: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Civil Society

Chair: Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau and Alexandra Langlais, University of Rennes I (France)

Panel 27: Energy II/ Biofuels II

Chair: Melissa Powers, Lewis and Clark University (USA),


Colloquium Distinguished Speaker:

Charles Okidi, University of Nairobi, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) (Kenya), International Legal Responses to Threats to Marine Biological Diversity

Thursday 16 September

Panel 28: Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services II

Chair: An Cliquet, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 29: Biodiversity and Climate Change: Oceans and Coasts II

Chair: Frank Maes, Ghent University (Belgium)

Panel 30: Protected Areas II

Chair: Ben Boer, University of Sydney (Australia)

  • Penelope Figgis, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (Vice-Chair), Connectivity Conservation
  • Kavitha Chalakkal, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Role of International Law in Climate-induced Geographical Shifts in Protected Areas
  • Ivett Montelongo Buenavista, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Mexico), Reducing GHG by Protecting Urban Natural Protected Area
  • Sophie Thériault, University of Ottawa (Canada), Of Protected Areas and Inuit Food Security: National Parks in Nunavik in Times of Climate Change
  • Rosa Uylenburg, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Climate Change and the (in)flexibility of Natura 2000

Panel 31: Regional Governance I

Chair: Sophie Riley, University of Technology Sydney (Australia)

  • Jimena Murillo Chavarro, Ghent University (Belgium), What are the Andean States Doing Regarding Biodiversity Lost in their Paramos
  • Solanges Teles da Silva, Mackenzie Presbyterian University and Carolina Dutra, Catholic University of Santos (Brazil), Amazon Cooperation Treaty and Climate Change International Law Regime
  • Monia Braham Youssfi, PhD candidate, University of Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I (France), Mediterranean Integration and Poverty: The Need of a Conceptual Framework for National Climate-resilient Strategies

Panel 32: Regional Governance II/ International Governance

Chair: Chair: Bharat H. Desai, Jawaharlal Nehru University (India),

  • Justin Rose, University of the South Pacific (Vanuatu), Law, Climate Change and the Conservation of Biological Diversity in the Pacific Island Region
  • Milan Damohorsky, Charles University (Czech Republic), Climate Change and Biodiversity Protection from the Legal Point of View in Central Europe
  • Koh Kheng-Lian National University of Singapore (Singapore) and Mayla A. Ibanez, Mindanao State University (Philippines), A Challenge for ASEAN Cooperation: Linking Biodiversity and Climate Change – Focus on Food Security
  • Willem Daniel Lubbe, PhD Candidate, North-West University (South Africa) Sustainable Transfrontier Biodiversity Conservation as a Holistic Solution to Climate Change
  • Nils Goeteyn, PhD candidate, Ghent University (Belgium), An Institutional rather than a Treaty Law Issue?

Panel 33 National and Regional Targets

Chair: Laode M. Syarif, Hasanuddin University (Indonesia)

Panel 34: Environmental Migrants

Chair: Maria Marquès i Banqué, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)

Plenary 3

Chair: An Cliquet, Ghent University (Belgium)

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