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Libert Amico, A., Ituarte-Lima, C. & Elmqvist, T. 2019. Learning from social–ecological crisis for legal resilience building: multi-scale dynamics in the coffee rust epidemic. Sustain Sci (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00703-x
A recent coffee leaf rust epidemic has generated a severe fall in Coffea arabica production throughout Mexico and Central America. This paper analyzes the social–ecological crisis presented by the Hemileia vastatrix outbreak, with a focus on how global, regional and national dynamics interact with local processes in the Chiapas Sierra Madre of south-eastern Mexico, a biodiversity hotspot with a tradition of smallholder, ...
Ituarte-Lima, C., Dupraz-Ardiot, A. & McDermott, C.L. 2019. Incorporating international biodiversity law principles and rights perspective into the European Union Timber Regulation. Int Environ Agreements (2019) 19: 255. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-019-09439-6
This article assesses the synergies and conflicts between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), and the potential role of the CBD principles and rights perspective in improving coherence across these diverse forest-related agreements. We find that both the EUTR, which aims to eliminate illegal wood from EU supply chains, and the CBD, with its core focus on biodiversity an...
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Schultz, M., Hahn, T., Ituarte Lima, C., Hallstrom, N. 2018. Deliberative multi actor dialogues as opportunities for transformative social learning and conflict resolution in international environmental negotiations, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10784-018-9410-4
The format for formal international negotiations on environment and development sometimes prevents negotiators from truly listening to each other and adapt pre-existing positions to realize constructive conflict resolution. In this paper we present and analyse “Multi-Actor Dialogue Seminars” (MADS) as an approach to contribute to transformative social learning and conflict resolution, and the contribution to tangible and intan...
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Ituarte-Lima, C., McDermott, C. L. 2017. Are More Prescriptive Laws Better? Transforming REDD+ Safeguards into National Legislation. Journal of Environmental Law, eqx020, https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqx020
International schemes for financing conservation and climate mitigation, such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and forest enhancement (REDD+), have generated concerns about the effect of large influxes of money on good governance, the human rights of local land users, and biodiversity. While there is agreement on the need for safeguards to prevent negative effects, how prescriptive or flexible those saf...
Ituarte-Lima, C. 2017. Transformative biodiversity law and 2030 Agenda: mainstreaming biodiversity and justice through human rights. In Hutter, B.M. (Eds.) Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi:10.4337/9781785363801.00013
Biodiversity law and human rights law are closely intertwined. Transformative biodiversity laws can build on a wealth of legal instruments at different scales. In this chapter, innovative interpretations under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Interamerican System of Human Rights, peace agreements and national laws serve to reveal concrete connections between biodiversity-related human rights specifically property ri...
Galaz, V., J. Tallberg, A. Boin, C. Ituarte-Lima, E. Hey, P. Olsson, F. Westley. 2017. Global governance dimensions of globally networked risks: the state of the art in social science research. Risk Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy 8(1): 4-27.
Global risks are now increasingly being perceived as networked, and likely to result in large‐scale, propagating failures and crises that transgress national boundaries and societal sectors. These so called “globally networked risks” pose fundamental challenges to global governance institutions. A growing literature explores the nature of these globally networked or “systemic” risks. While this research has taught us much abou...
Ituarte-Lima, C. McDermott, C.L. 2017. Are more prescriptive laws better? transforming REDD+ safeguards into national legislation. Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 29, Issue 3, 1 November 2017, Pages 505–536, https://doi.org/10.1093/jel/eqx020
Koh, N. S., Hahn, T., Ituarte-Lima, C. 2017. Safeguards for enhancing ecological compensation in Sweden. Land Use Policy, Volume 64, May 2017, Pages 186–199
Ecological compensation (EC) is being explored as a policy instrument for the European Union’s ‘No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ initiative. EC is commonly associated with the Polluter-Pays Principle, but we propose the Developer-Pays Principle as a more comprehensive principle. Safeguards that are relevant to local and national contexts are needed when addressing social-ecological resilience in the face of ...
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Lambrecht, J., and Ituarte-Lima, C. 2016. Legal innovation in national courts for planetary challenges: Urgenda v State of the Netherlands, Environmental Law Review 2016 18: 57-64. http://elj.sagepub.com/content/18/1.toc
This article analyses the Urgenda climate case in which the State of the Netherlands was ordered to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions with 25% by 2020. We seek to identify possibilities and limitations of national courts in contributing to safe and equitable operating spaces where humanity can thrive. We argue that this case, which links local initiatives and planetary challenges, is innovative in operationalizing legal conc...
Baptiste, B., J. Carabias, S. Hatfield-Dodds, C. Ituarte-Lima, U. Pascual, I. Ring (coordinating authors) J. Ram Adhikari, M. Andriamahefazafy, S. Arora, G. Erpul, M. Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M. George, H. Hendriks, T. Kluvankova, C. Maretti, E. Munyeneh, R. Oliva, R. Ongugo, G. Pataki, A. Tezer, C.I. Zambrana-Flores. 2015. Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES. In: Progress report on the catalogue of policy support tools and methodologies (deliverable 4(c)), Information Document IPBES/4/INF/14 for the 4th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Kuala Lumpur.
A broad definition of policy support tools and methodologies is necessary to support the development of a comprehensive catalogue and guide that is useful for policy makers, member states, allied organizations, NGOs, business and other stakeholders. This broad definition seeks to include all tools and methodologies that can contribute to desired outcomes for people and nature in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services....
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