WORKSHOP: Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in Brazil

PRESENTED BY 

PROFESSOR MARCIA DIEGUEZ LEUZINGER 

GABRIEL LEUZINGER COUTHINHO 

PAULO CAMPANHA 

LARISSA GODOY 

Date: Monday 6 November 2017 Time: 11.45am – 1.30pm Venue: 67.202 Moot Court

Australia and Brazil are megadiverse countries that together hold most of the world’s endemic plant and animal species. Brazil is also home to 60% of the Amazon rainforest. Both countries are party to the Convention on Biological Diversity but unlike Australia, Brazil entrenches the human right to a heathy environment in their Constitution.

Please join us for the rare opportunity to hear firsthand Brazilian perspectives on implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in a megadiverse country. Leading the delegation is Marcia Dieguez Leuzinger, Professor of Environmental and Administrative Law at the University Center of Brasilia. Marcia is also Director of the Brazilian Institute of Public Advocacy and Prosecutor for the state of Paraná. The delegation bring diverse areas of expertise, making this an excellent opportunity to discuss collaborations with Latin America across a range of fields.

The workshop begins with presentations by each guest, followed by open discussion.

A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP by 3 November 2017.

For more information on LIRC, please visit the website at http://lha.uow.edu.au/law/LIRC/index.html.

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