This guide offers an overview of the functioning of a public-private partnership, including the parties involved, the agreement and the process. This paper also outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a public-private partnership.
Read the full guide to Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
This legal guide provides an overview of international climate change initiatives, and provides a framework for those seeking to assist and encourage developing countries to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Read the full guide to Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation.
This legal guide highlights the obstacles to private equity investment in developing countries, including underdeveloped corporate governance procedures, civil unrest and political instability. It addresses the environmental and social impact of private equity and looks at the biggest challenge to successful private equity investment in developing countries: tax transparency and tax evasion.
Read the full guide to Private Equity in the Developing World.
This legal guide examines the nature and importance of microinsurance in protecting individuals and groups with low-incomes against specific risks, especially in relation to climate change related events. It discusses the wide range of microinsurance products that are available and addresses the key issues facing microinsurers.
Read the full guide to Fundamentals of microinsurance.
In this presentation, Professor Myles Allen considers the scientific basis for linking greenhouse emissions to climate change and examines how climate change evidence impacts on the legal principle of causation.
Professor Allen is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography & the Environment an Department of Physics, University of Oxford and Leader of the Environmental Change Institute Climate Research Programme.
Date: 26 June 2012
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Linklaters LLP, 1 Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ
The IP group welcomes Teresa Anderson (The Gaia Foundation) and Dr Mike Adcock (Durham Law School, Durham University) to lead a discussion on how intellectual property rights over seeds in the developing world are changing the shape of agriculture.
Date: 28 June 2012
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Herbert Smith LLP, Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG
A4ID is delighted to welcome Richard Lord QC (Brick Court Chambers and editor and co-author of “Climate Change Liability: Transnational law and practice”) and Stephen Humphreys (London School of Economics and author of “Human Rights and Climate Change”) to speak at the second part of our series on climate change liability.
A4ID is continuing its work into the implementation of the new UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by law firms following the release of its first report on this subject in November 2011.
The initial report made four recommendations for further action that A4ID is now undertaking with an external expert consultant, Corinne Lewis. The four strands of work are:
In this presentation Quentin Tannock from CambridgeIP considers the role of intellectual property and policy in the climate change debate. Quentin discusses alternative IP models that could both encourage investments in innovation and facilitate the transfer of low carbon technologies to the developing world.
Quentin Tannock is Chairman of CambridgeIP, a technology intelligence and technology strategy consultancy.
In presentation, Judith Bueno de Mesquita and Solomon Sacco consider the role of strategic litigation in advancing the protection of socio-economic rights and how this enhances international development efforts to provide, specifically, the right to health and the right to education in developing countries.
Judith Bueno de Mesquita is co-director of the course on economic, social and cultural rights, part of the LLM in International Human Rights Law, in the Department of Law, University of Essex.
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