IELP thinks outside the box on climate change
December 08, 2010
The International Environmental Law Project (IELP) is attending the negotiations to adopt a new climate change agreement in Cancun, Mexico, 29 November through 10 December.
IELP is continuing its work to provide legal advice on forestry issues within the climate change regime, provide pro bono legal services to developing country governments, and to continue to work with countries to think “outside of the box” on adaptation issues.
As part of our approach to think outside of the current climate change regime, we have conducted an analysis of recent climate change work within the World Heritage Convention, which recognizes and protects properties of cultural and natural heritage.
Because low-lying island States are likely the first to face some of the most devastating consequences of climate change, we have published a Handbook on World Heritage and Climate Change for low-lying Island States.
We are working at the climate change negotiations to support the Pacific small island States, providing legal advice, analyzing negotiating texts, briefing important legal issues, and sharing our analysis of the World Heritage Convention.