Claudia Ituarte-Lima

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About

Dr. Claudia Ituarte-Lima is an international public lawyer and scholar with direct experience in international law and policy making (PhD, University College London; MPhil, University of Cambridge). For the last 20 years, she has worked on human rights and environmental law in particular biodiversity and climate change. Dr. Ituarte-Lima is visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, senior research at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and research fellow at Stockholm University.

Her work unites legal analysis and sustainability science for examining major environmental and human rights governance challenges and innovative levers to address them. She is interested in the transformation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) into distinct governance forms at national and local level and examine whether they facilitate or frustrate ecosystems’ functioning and environmental justice. She has published in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; Sustainability Science; Journal of Environmental Law; Environmental Science and Policy and is the 2020 winner of the Biodiversity Specialist award by the Center of International Sustainable Development Law.

Her research ranges from empirically-based case studies in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa, to legal analysis examining the interactions between international legal regimes. She has designed courses and facilitated peer to peer dialogue processes with judges, national human rights institutions, environmental policy makers and academics on human rights, environment and the Sustainable Development Goals. She acts as an expert advisor for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and was a member of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) expert group on policy support tools and methodologies.


Publications

Scientific papers and book chapters

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Human rights and biodiversity law: transformations through cross-fertilization?’ in Legal Aspects of Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cabrera, J. and Perron-Welch, F. (eds) Cambridge University Press.

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Is COVID-19 frustrating or facilitating sustainability transformations? An assessment from a human rights law perspective’ in Human rights and COVID-19, Kjaerum, M, Davis, M., Lyons, A., (eds), Routledge.

Stromberg, P & Ituarte-Lima, C (2021) ‘The Trans-formative within Trans-parency: untapping ground-up environmental information and new technologies for sustainability’ in Sustainable Production and Consumption, Swain, R. and Sweet, S. (eds), Springer International Publishing.

Libert Amico, A, Ituarte-Lima, C & Elmqvist, T (2020) Learning from social–ecological crisis for legal resilience building: multi-scale dynamics in the coffee rust epidemic, Sustainability Science  15: 485–501.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Dupraz-Ardiot, A & McDermott, CL  (2019) Incorporating international biodiversity law principles and rights perspective into the European Union Timber Regulation, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19: 255–272.

Schultz, M, Hahn, T, Ituarte-Lima, C, Hällström, 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 18 (5): 671–688.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2017) Transformative biodiversity law and 2030 Agenda: mainstreaming biodiversity and justice through human rights in Butter, B. Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ituarte-Lima, C & McDermott, C (2017) Are more prescriptive laws better? Transforming REDD+ safeguards into national law, Journal of Environmental Law 29 (3): 505–536.

Koh, N., Hahn, T., Ituarte-Lima, C. (2017) Safeguards for Enhancing Ecological Compensation in Sweden, Land Use Policy 64: 186–199.

Galaz, V., Boin, A., Tallberg, J., Ituarte-Lima, C., Hey, E., Olsson, P., Westley. F., (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.

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.

McDermott, C., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2016) Safeguarding what and for whom? The role of institutional fit in shaping REDD+ in Mexico, Ecology and Society 21(1):9.

Hahn, T., McDermott, C., Ituarte-Lima, C., Schultz, M., Green, T., Tuvendal, M. (2015) Purposes and degrees of commodification: policy integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services may or may not rely on the market or monetary valuation, Ecosystem Services 16:74-82.

Ituarte-Lima, C., McDermott, C., Mulany, M., (2014), Assessing equity in national legal frameworks for REDD+: the case of Indonesia, Environmental Science and Policy 44: 291-300.

Ituarte-Lima, C., and Subramanian, S (2013) ‘Retreading negotiations on equity in environmental governance: case studies contrasting the evolution of ABS and REDD+’ in Maes, F., Cliquet, A., du Plessis, W., McLeod-Kilmurray, H. (eds), Climate Change and Biodiversity: Linkages at International, National and Local Levels, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Surrey and Northampton.

Stromberg, P, Pascual, U and Ituarte-Lima, C (2012) ‘Global environmental governance and payments for ecosystem services. Principal component analysis of bioprospecting agreements’, in Rival, L and Muradian, R (eds), Governing the provision of Ecosystem Services, Springer, Dordrecht.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2011), ‘Legal Mechanisms for Environmental Justice and Intellectual Property Rights’ translated by S Ishida & T Yamada in S Ishida (ed) Alternative Justice, Osaka University Press, Osaka pp. 148-178 (Japanese).

Ishida, S, Kawamuma, A, Kato, A, Kubo, H, Takano, S, Baba, J and Ituarte-Lima, C (2010) “A commentary on S Parmentier’s paper ‘Global Justice in the Aftermath of Mass Violence: The Role of the International Criminal Court in Dealing with Political Crimes’” Journal of Conflict Studies in the Humanities, vol. 2. (Japanese).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2009) ‘Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures’ in Law and Anthropology, Current Legal Issues, vol 12 eds M Freeman and D Napier, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 313-350.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘Traditional Knowledge of Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights’ in Report of the 2nd International Meeting on Environmental Law, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), National Autonomous University (UNAM), National Environmental Institute (INE) & The National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico City, pp. 351-374 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘The Progressive Development of Human Rights in the Interamerican System, Indigenous Peoples and the Environment’ in Guevara-Bermudez, JA, Martín, C & Rodríguez-Pinzón, D (eds) International Law of Human Rights, American University – Washington College of Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, Fontamara, Mexico City, pp. 563-600 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Participatory Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Law’ in Report of the 1st International Meeting on Environmental Law, Mexico City: National Environmental Institute (INE) and the National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico (Spanish).

Policy-oriented technical reports & policy advice

Ituarte-Lima, C. and Benard,V. (eds) (2021) Discussion Briefs on the right to a healthy environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Bernard, V, Paul, D, San, S, Aung, MM, Dany, C, Chavisschindha, T, Paramita, D, Aung, TM and Saenphit, N (2020) Prosperous and Green in the Anthropocene: The Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. *Executive summary, introductory and concluding chapter translated to Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Why Rights and Biodiversity Are Interdependent, China Dialogue and Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Article part of the briefing package for ‘The Road to Kunming: High-Level Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate and Governance’ organized by China Dialogue and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Republished by Women4Biodiversity.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Gustafsson, MT,  Sellstone, C (2020) The right to a healthy environment and the role of National Human Rights Institutions -webinar series report, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, UNDP, UN Environment.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Submission on Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights: Sustaining the Foundations of Life to inform the  Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Dr. David Boyd’s thematic report  presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2020.

Participated in the virtual expert consultation on human rights and healthy ecosystems as well as in the virtual expert consultation on the clean water by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment, Dr. David Boyd, 2020.

Participated in virtual expert group meeting  for drafting guiding principles for children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment in ASEAN. Organized by UN Environment, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2020.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M (eds) (2019). Human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth: Handbook for weaving human  rights, SDGs, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the High Commission of Human Rights-Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice.

Articles within this Handbook:

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M. ‘Setting the scene: the human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Tyrrell, T ‘Beyond borders: human rights, biodiversity and climate                          change’.

Ituarte-Lima, C ‘Women’s courageous roles as guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, S ‘Mainstreaming human rights principles and the ecosystem approach into the mining sector’.

Martinez-Peña, R,  Ituarte-Lima, C, Kempf, I, Wong, G ‘Connecting the dots between Human Rights, Environmental Impact Assessments and the Convention on Biological Diversity’.

Ituarte-Lima, C and Kibugi, R ‘Concluding remarks on weaving Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework’.

Barudanovic, S, Hernandez Salgar, A,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Bonn, A, Chan, K, Crossman, N, Galega, P,  George, M,  Indrawan, M, Ituarte-Lima, C, Kluvankova,T, Mariño, J,  Munyeneh E, Olander, L, Ongugo, P, Primmer, E, Ring, I, Turnhout, E, Yarime M, Young, J, Acosta, L, Garcia K, Pandit, R, Rosales, M, Stringer, L, Willemen, L, Díaz-De-León, A, Görücü, Ö, Raharimalala V, Avdibegović, M, Irshad, R, Karki, M, Lavorel, S, Fisher, J, Hashimoto, S, Vilá, B, Brown, C, Guarás, D, Gilbey, B (2019) Methodological guidance for assessing policy instruments and facilitating the use of policy support tools and methodologies through IPBES assessments, Information Document  IPBES/7/INF/13 for the 7th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Paris, France.

Participated in the face-to-face expert consultation on human right to a healthy environment by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, David Boyd in New York, 2018.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Kibugi, R (2018) Co-chairs’ Summary Report of the Peer-to-peer Dialogue on the human right to a healthy environment and SDGs: weaving SDG 16 and human rights law with the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice. 

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, P (2018) Sustainable Development Goal 16 and biodiversity: mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and human rights in the mining sector, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2018) The guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems: Frontline environmental defenders are critical in safeguarding healthy ecosystems. Re-Think, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Malmer, P, Chongeywo, PK, Clarke, C, Ituarte-Lima, C, Jonas, H, Kenrick, J, Stone, N, Tugendhat, H (2018) Global Dialogue on Human Rights and Biodiversity Conservation Eldoret, Kenya | 20 – 23 November 2017. Workshop report. SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Howden, J., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2017) Realizing the human right to water: time to rethink the legal architecture? United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Participated in the expert consultation on human rights and biodiversity by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, John Knox in Geneva, 2016.

Baptiste, B, Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, and Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J, Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T, Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G, Tezer, A, and Zambrana-Flores, CI (2015), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 2 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.

Pascual, U, Watson, B (coordinating authors) Ituarte-Lima, C, Ring, I, George, M, Munyeneh, E, Ongugo, P, Tezer, A (2015) ‘Policy Support Tools, Methodologies and Instruments for the Diverse Conceptualization and Assessment of the Multiple Values of Nature and its Benefits’, Chapter 7 in Preliminary guide regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (deliverable 3 (d)) Information Document IPBES/4/INF/13 for the 4th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Kuala Lumpur.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M, Hahn, T, McDermott, C & Cornell, S (2014), ‘Biodiversity financing and safeguards: lessons learned and proposed guidelines’, Stockholm: SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Information Document  for the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang Korea (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/27).

Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, & Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T,  Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G,  Tezer, A &  Zambrana-Flores, CI (2014), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 1 in Proposal for a catalogue of policy support tools and methodologies, Information Document IPBES/3/INF/8 for the  3th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Galaz, V, Galafassi, D, Tallberg, D, Boin, A, Hey, E, Ituarte-Lima, C, Dunagan, J, Olsson, P, Österbergh, R, and Westley, F (2014), ‘Connected Risks, Connected Solutions’. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2014), ‘International Environmental Law, Global Risks and Governance’, background report for the project “Connected Risks, Connected Solutions” for the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Subramanian,S, Lu, H, Ituarte-Lima, C, Othman, J, Mahmud, M, Joeni, SR (2012) ‘Evaluation of Trade-offs between conservation and development- Case of land use change in Malaysia and Indonesia’, Resources, Asia Pacific Network.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M and Hann, T and Cornell, S (2012) ‘Safeguards in scaling-up biodiversity financing and possible guiding principles’,  Stockholm Resilience Centre at the Stockholm University, Information document for the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/7).

Ituarte-Lima, C and Subramanian, S (2011) ‘Environment-related property laws: a means to achieve equity or inequity?’ United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Working Paper Series 164, Yokohama, Japan.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘A reciprocal connection: habitat and indigenous peoples’ rights’ Policy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), pp 1-11. National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI), (Two versions: Spanish and Wixarita (an indigenous peoples’ language).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Compilation of laws related to the environment and indigenous peoplesPolicy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, pp 1-71, (Spanish).

Outreach articles

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) A Spotlight on the Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia

Op-ed at The Diplomat. Republished by Mekong Eye.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) COVID-19: Biodiversity and Climate Crises Need Human Rights Solutions, COVID-19 & Human Rights Blog, Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth? Op-ed at Inter Press Service, News Agency.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why children’s empowerment helps human rights and biodiversity based solutions, Blog, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative.


Claudia Ituarte-Lima

Visiting Scholar
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Dr. Claudia Ituarte-Lima is an international public lawyer and scholar with direct experience in international law and policy making (PhD, University College London; MPhil, University of Cambridge). For the last 20 years, she has worked on human rights and environmental law in particular biodiversity and climate change. Dr. Ituarte-Lima is visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, senior research at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and research fellow at Stockholm University.

Her work unites legal analysis and sustainability science for examining major environmental and human rights governance challenges and innovative levers to address them. She is interested in the transformation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) into distinct governance forms at national and local level and examine whether they facilitate or frustrate ecosystems’ functioning and environmental justice. She has published in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; Sustainability Science; Journal of Environmental Law; Environmental Science and Policy and is the 2020 winner of the Biodiversity Specialist award by the Center of International Sustainable Development Law.

Her research ranges from empirically-based case studies in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa, to legal analysis examining the interactions between international legal regimes. She has designed courses and facilitated peer to peer dialogue processes with judges, national human rights institutions, environmental policy makers and academics on human rights, environment and the Sustainable Development Goals. She acts as an expert advisor for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and was a member of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) expert group on policy support tools and methodologies.

Scientific papers and book chapters

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Human rights and biodiversity law: transformations through cross-fertilization?’ in Legal Aspects of Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cabrera, J. and Perron-Welch, F. (eds) Cambridge University Press.

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Is COVID-19 frustrating or facilitating sustainability transformations? An assessment from a human rights law perspective’ in Human rights and COVID-19, Kjaerum, M, Davis, M., Lyons, A., (eds), Routledge.

Stromberg, P & Ituarte-Lima, C (2021) ‘The Trans-formative within Trans-parency: untapping ground-up environmental information and new technologies for sustainability’ in Sustainable Production and Consumption, Swain, R. and Sweet, S. (eds), Springer International Publishing.

Libert Amico, A, Ituarte-Lima, C & Elmqvist, T (2020) Learning from social–ecological crisis for legal resilience building: multi-scale dynamics in the coffee rust epidemic, Sustainability Science  15: 485–501.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Dupraz-Ardiot, A & McDermott, CL  (2019) Incorporating international biodiversity law principles and rights perspective into the European Union Timber Regulation, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19: 255–272.

Schultz, M, Hahn, T, Ituarte-Lima, C, Hällström, 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 18 (5): 671–688.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2017) Transformative biodiversity law and 2030 Agenda: mainstreaming biodiversity and justice through human rights in Butter, B. Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ituarte-Lima, C & McDermott, C (2017) Are more prescriptive laws better? Transforming REDD+ safeguards into national law, Journal of Environmental Law 29 (3): 505–536.

Koh, N., Hahn, T., Ituarte-Lima, C. (2017) Safeguards for Enhancing Ecological Compensation in Sweden, Land Use Policy 64: 186–199.

Galaz, V., Boin, A., Tallberg, J., Ituarte-Lima, C., Hey, E., Olsson, P., Westley. F., (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.

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.

McDermott, C., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2016) Safeguarding what and for whom? The role of institutional fit in shaping REDD+ in Mexico, Ecology and Society 21(1):9.

Hahn, T., McDermott, C., Ituarte-Lima, C., Schultz, M., Green, T., Tuvendal, M. (2015) Purposes and degrees of commodification: policy integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services may or may not rely on the market or monetary valuation, Ecosystem Services 16:74-82.

Ituarte-Lima, C., McDermott, C., Mulany, M., (2014), Assessing equity in national legal frameworks for REDD+: the case of Indonesia, Environmental Science and Policy 44: 291-300.

Ituarte-Lima, C., and Subramanian, S (2013) ‘Retreading negotiations on equity in environmental governance: case studies contrasting the evolution of ABS and REDD+’ in Maes, F., Cliquet, A., du Plessis, W., McLeod-Kilmurray, H. (eds), Climate Change and Biodiversity: Linkages at International, National and Local Levels, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Surrey and Northampton.

Stromberg, P, Pascual, U and Ituarte-Lima, C (2012) ‘Global environmental governance and payments for ecosystem services. Principal component analysis of bioprospecting agreements’, in Rival, L and Muradian, R (eds), Governing the provision of Ecosystem Services, Springer, Dordrecht.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2011), ‘Legal Mechanisms for Environmental Justice and Intellectual Property Rights’ translated by S Ishida & T Yamada in S Ishida (ed) Alternative Justice, Osaka University Press, Osaka pp. 148-178 (Japanese).

Ishida, S, Kawamuma, A, Kato, A, Kubo, H, Takano, S, Baba, J and Ituarte-Lima, C (2010) “A commentary on S Parmentier’s paper ‘Global Justice in the Aftermath of Mass Violence: The Role of the International Criminal Court in Dealing with Political Crimes’” Journal of Conflict Studies in the Humanities, vol. 2. (Japanese).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2009) ‘Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures’ in Law and Anthropology, Current Legal Issues, vol 12 eds M Freeman and D Napier, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 313-350.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘Traditional Knowledge of Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights’ in Report of the 2nd International Meeting on Environmental Law, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), National Autonomous University (UNAM), National Environmental Institute (INE) & The National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico City, pp. 351-374 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘The Progressive Development of Human Rights in the Interamerican System, Indigenous Peoples and the Environment’ in Guevara-Bermudez, JA, Martín, C & Rodríguez-Pinzón, D (eds) International Law of Human Rights, American University - Washington College of Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, Fontamara, Mexico City, pp. 563-600 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Participatory Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Law’ in Report of the 1st International Meeting on Environmental Law, Mexico City: National Environmental Institute (INE) and the National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico (Spanish).

Policy-oriented technical reports & policy advice

Ituarte-Lima, C. and Benard,V. (eds) (2021) Discussion Briefs on the right to a healthy environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Bernard, V, Paul, D, San, S, Aung, MM, Dany, C, Chavisschindha, T, Paramita, D, Aung, TM and Saenphit, N (2020) Prosperous and Green in the Anthropocene: The Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. *Executive summary, introductory and concluding chapter translated to Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Why Rights and Biodiversity Are Interdependent, China Dialogue and Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Article part of the briefing package for ‘The Road to Kunming: High-Level Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate and Governance’ organized by China Dialogue and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Republished by Women4Biodiversity.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Gustafsson, MT,  Sellstone, C (2020) The right to a healthy environment and the role of National Human Rights Institutions -webinar series report, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, UNDP, UN Environment.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Submission on Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights: Sustaining the Foundations of Life to inform the  Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Dr. David Boyd’s thematic report  presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2020.

Participated in the virtual expert consultation on human rights and healthy ecosystems as well as in the virtual expert consultation on the clean water by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment, Dr. David Boyd, 2020.

Participated in virtual expert group meeting  for drafting guiding principles for children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment in ASEAN. Organized by UN Environment, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2020.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M (eds) (2019). Human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth: Handbook for weaving human  rights, SDGs, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the High Commission of Human Rights-Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice.

Articles within this Handbook:

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M. ‘Setting the scene: the human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Tyrrell, T ‘Beyond borders: human rights, biodiversity and climate                          change’.

Ituarte-Lima, C ‘Women’s courageous roles as guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, S ‘Mainstreaming human rights principles and the ecosystem approach into the mining sector’.

Martinez-Peña, R,  Ituarte-Lima, C, Kempf, I, Wong, G ‘Connecting the dots between Human Rights, Environmental Impact Assessments and the Convention on Biological Diversity’.

Ituarte-Lima, C and Kibugi, R ‘Concluding remarks on weaving Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework’.

Barudanovic, S, Hernandez Salgar, A,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Bonn, A, Chan, K, Crossman, N, Galega, P,  George, M,  Indrawan, M, Ituarte-Lima, C, Kluvankova,T, Mariño, J,  Munyeneh E, Olander, L, Ongugo, P, Primmer, E, Ring, I, Turnhout, E, Yarime M, Young, J, Acosta, L, Garcia K, Pandit, R, Rosales, M, Stringer, L, Willemen, L, Díaz-De-León, A, Görücü, Ö, Raharimalala V, Avdibegović, M, Irshad, R, Karki, M, Lavorel, S, Fisher, J, Hashimoto, S, Vilá, B, Brown, C, Guarás, D, Gilbey, B (2019) Methodological guidance for assessing policy instruments and facilitating the use of policy support tools and methodologies through IPBES assessments, Information Document  IPBES/7/INF/13 for the 7th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Paris, France.

Participated in the face-to-face expert consultation on human right to a healthy environment by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, David Boyd in New York, 2018.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Kibugi, R (2018) Co-chairs’ Summary Report of the Peer-to-peer Dialogue on the human right to a healthy environment and SDGs: weaving SDG 16 and human rights law with the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice. 

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, P (2018) Sustainable Development Goal 16 and biodiversity: mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and human rights in the mining sector, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2018) The guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems: Frontline environmental defenders are critical in safeguarding healthy ecosystems. Re-Think, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Malmer, P, Chongeywo, PK, Clarke, C, Ituarte-Lima, C, Jonas, H, Kenrick, J, Stone, N, Tugendhat, H (2018) Global Dialogue on Human Rights and Biodiversity Conservation Eldoret, Kenya | 20 – 23 November 2017. Workshop report. SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Howden, J., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2017) Realizing the human right to water: time to rethink the legal architecture? United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Participated in the expert consultation on human rights and biodiversity by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, John Knox in Geneva, 2016.

Baptiste, B, Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, and Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J, Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T, Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G, Tezer, A, and Zambrana-Flores, CI (2015), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 2 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.

Pascual, U, Watson, B (coordinating authors) Ituarte-Lima, C, Ring, I, George, M, Munyeneh, E, Ongugo, P, Tezer, A (2015) ‘Policy Support Tools, Methodologies and Instruments for the Diverse Conceptualization and Assessment of the Multiple Values of Nature and its Benefits’, Chapter 7 in Preliminary guide regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (deliverable 3 (d)) Information Document IPBES/4/INF/13 for the 4th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Kuala Lumpur.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M, Hahn, T, McDermott, C & Cornell, S (2014), ‘Biodiversity financing and safeguards: lessons learned and proposed guidelines’, Stockholm: SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Information Document  for the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang Korea (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/27).

Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, & Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T,  Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G,  Tezer, A &  Zambrana-Flores, CI (2014), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 1 in Proposal for a catalogue of policy support tools and methodologies, Information Document IPBES/3/INF/8 for the  3th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Galaz, V, Galafassi, D, Tallberg, D, Boin, A, Hey, E, Ituarte-Lima, C, Dunagan, J, Olsson, P, Österbergh, R, and Westley, F (2014), ‘Connected Risks, Connected Solutions’. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2014), ‘International Environmental Law, Global Risks and Governance’, background report for the project “Connected Risks, Connected Solutions” for the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Subramanian,S, Lu, H, Ituarte-Lima, C, Othman, J, Mahmud, M, Joeni, SR (2012) ‘Evaluation of Trade-offs between conservation and development- Case of land use change in Malaysia and Indonesia’, Resources, Asia Pacific Network.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M and Hann, T and Cornell, S (2012) ‘Safeguards in scaling-up biodiversity financing and possible guiding principles’,  Stockholm Resilience Centre at the Stockholm University, Information document for the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/7).

Ituarte-Lima, C and Subramanian, S (2011) ‘Environment-related property laws: a means to achieve equity or inequity?’ United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Working Paper Series 164, Yokohama, Japan.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘A reciprocal connection: habitat and indigenous peoples’ rights’ Policy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), pp 1-11. National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI), (Two versions: Spanish and Wixarita (an indigenous peoples’ language).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Compilation of laws related to the environment and indigenous peoplesPolicy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, pp 1-71, (Spanish).

Outreach articles

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) A Spotlight on the Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia

Op-ed at The Diplomat. Republished by Mekong Eye.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) COVID-19: Biodiversity and Climate Crises Need Human Rights Solutions, COVID-19 & Human Rights Blog, Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth? Op-ed at Inter Press Service, News Agency.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why children’s empowerment helps human rights and biodiversity based solutions, Blog, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative.

Claudia Ituarte-Lima

Visiting Scholar
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Dr. Claudia Ituarte-Lima is an international public lawyer and scholar with direct experience in international law and policy making (PhD, University College London; MPhil, University of Cambridge). For the last 20 years, she has worked on human rights and environmental law in particular biodiversity and climate change. Dr. Ituarte-Lima is visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, senior research at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and research fellow at Stockholm University.

Her work unites legal analysis and sustainability science for examining major environmental and human rights governance challenges and innovative levers to address them. She is interested in the transformation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) into distinct governance forms at national and local level and examine whether they facilitate or frustrate ecosystems’ functioning and environmental justice. She has published in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics; Sustainability Science; Journal of Environmental Law; Environmental Science and Policy and is the 2020 winner of the Biodiversity Specialist award by the Center of International Sustainable Development Law.

Her research ranges from empirically-based case studies in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa, to legal analysis examining the interactions between international legal regimes. She has designed courses and facilitated peer to peer dialogue processes with judges, national human rights institutions, environmental policy makers and academics on human rights, environment and the Sustainable Development Goals. She acts as an expert advisor for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment and was a member of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) expert group on policy support tools and methodologies.

Scientific papers and book chapters

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Human rights and biodiversity law: transformations through cross-fertilization?’ in Legal Aspects of Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cabrera, J. and Perron-Welch, F. (eds) Cambridge University Press.

Ituarte-Lima, C (in press) ‘Is COVID-19 frustrating or facilitating sustainability transformations? An assessment from a human rights law perspective’ in Human rights and COVID-19, Kjaerum, M, Davis, M., Lyons, A., (eds), Routledge.

Stromberg, P & Ituarte-Lima, C (2021) ‘The Trans-formative within Trans-parency: untapping ground-up environmental information and new technologies for sustainability’ in Sustainable Production and Consumption, Swain, R. and Sweet, S. (eds), Springer International Publishing.

Libert Amico, A, Ituarte-Lima, C & Elmqvist, T (2020) Learning from social–ecological crisis for legal resilience building: multi-scale dynamics in the coffee rust epidemic, Sustainability Science  15: 485–501.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Dupraz-Ardiot, A & McDermott, CL  (2019) Incorporating international biodiversity law principles and rights perspective into the European Union Timber Regulation, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 19: 255–272.

Schultz, M, Hahn, T, Ituarte-Lima, C, Hällström, 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 18 (5): 671–688.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2017) Transformative biodiversity law and 2030 Agenda: mainstreaming biodiversity and justice through human rights in Butter, B. Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ituarte-Lima, C & McDermott, C (2017) Are more prescriptive laws better? Transforming REDD+ safeguards into national law, Journal of Environmental Law 29 (3): 505–536.

Koh, N., Hahn, T., Ituarte-Lima, C. (2017) Safeguards for Enhancing Ecological Compensation in Sweden, Land Use Policy 64: 186–199.

Galaz, V., Boin, A., Tallberg, J., Ituarte-Lima, C., Hey, E., Olsson, P., Westley. F., (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.

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.

McDermott, C., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2016) Safeguarding what and for whom? The role of institutional fit in shaping REDD+ in Mexico, Ecology and Society 21(1):9.

Hahn, T., McDermott, C., Ituarte-Lima, C., Schultz, M., Green, T., Tuvendal, M. (2015) Purposes and degrees of commodification: policy integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services may or may not rely on the market or monetary valuation, Ecosystem Services 16:74-82.

Ituarte-Lima, C., McDermott, C., Mulany, M., (2014), Assessing equity in national legal frameworks for REDD+: the case of Indonesia, Environmental Science and Policy 44: 291-300.

Ituarte-Lima, C., and Subramanian, S (2013) ‘Retreading negotiations on equity in environmental governance: case studies contrasting the evolution of ABS and REDD+’ in Maes, F., Cliquet, A., du Plessis, W., McLeod-Kilmurray, H. (eds), Climate Change and Biodiversity: Linkages at International, National and Local Levels, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series, Edward Elgar Publishing, Surrey and Northampton.

Stromberg, P, Pascual, U and Ituarte-Lima, C (2012) ‘Global environmental governance and payments for ecosystem services. Principal component analysis of bioprospecting agreements’, in Rival, L and Muradian, R (eds), Governing the provision of Ecosystem Services, Springer, Dordrecht.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2011), ‘Legal Mechanisms for Environmental Justice and Intellectual Property Rights’ translated by S Ishida & T Yamada in S Ishida (ed) Alternative Justice, Osaka University Press, Osaka pp. 148-178 (Japanese).

Ishida, S, Kawamuma, A, Kato, A, Kubo, H, Takano, S, Baba, J and Ituarte-Lima, C (2010) “A commentary on S Parmentier’s paper ‘Global Justice in the Aftermath of Mass Violence: The Role of the International Criminal Court in Dealing with Political Crimes’” Journal of Conflict Studies in the Humanities, vol. 2. (Japanese).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2009) ‘Categories of Intellectual Property and Biodiversity in Western Inspired Legal Cultures’ in Law and Anthropology, Current Legal Issues, vol 12 eds M Freeman and D Napier, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp 313-350.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘Traditional Knowledge of Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights’ in Report of the 2nd International Meeting on Environmental Law, United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), National Autonomous University (UNAM), National Environmental Institute (INE) & The National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico City, pp. 351-374 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2004) ‘The Progressive Development of Human Rights in the Interamerican System, Indigenous Peoples and the Environment’ in Guevara-Bermudez, JA, Martín, C & Rodríguez-Pinzón, D (eds) International Law of Human Rights, American University - Washington College of Law, Universidad Iberoamericana, Fontamara, Mexico City, pp. 563-600 (Spanish).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Participatory Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Law’ in Report of the 1st International Meeting on Environmental Law, Mexico City: National Environmental Institute (INE) and the National Lawyer’s Bar, Mexico (Spanish).

Policy-oriented technical reports & policy advice

Ituarte-Lima, C. and Benard,V. (eds) (2021) Discussion Briefs on the right to a healthy environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Bernard, V, Paul, D, San, S, Aung, MM, Dany, C, Chavisschindha, T, Paramita, D, Aung, TM and Saenphit, N (2020) Prosperous and Green in the Anthropocene: The Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. *Executive summary, introductory and concluding chapter translated to Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Why Rights and Biodiversity Are Interdependent, China Dialogue and Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Article part of the briefing package for ‘The Road to Kunming: High-Level Workshop on Biodiversity, Climate and Governance’ organized by China Dialogue and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Republished by Women4Biodiversity.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Gustafsson, MT,  Sellstone, C (2020) The right to a healthy environment and the role of National Human Rights Institutions -webinar series report, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, UNDP, UN Environment.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2020) Submission on Healthy Ecosystems and Human Rights: Sustaining the Foundations of Life to inform the  Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Dr. David Boyd’s thematic report  presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2020.

Participated in the virtual expert consultation on human rights and healthy ecosystems as well as in the virtual expert consultation on the clean water by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment, Dr. David Boyd, 2020.

Participated in virtual expert group meeting  for drafting guiding principles for children’s rights to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment in ASEAN. Organized by UN Environment, Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2020.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M (eds) (2019). Human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth: Handbook for weaving human  rights, SDGs, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the High Commission of Human Rights-Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice.

Articles within this Handbook:

Ituarte-Lima, C & Schultz, M. ‘Setting the scene: the human right to a healthy environment for a thriving Earth’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Tyrrell, T ‘Beyond borders: human rights, biodiversity and climate                          change’.

Ituarte-Lima, C ‘Women’s courageous roles as guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems’.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, S ‘Mainstreaming human rights principles and the ecosystem approach into the mining sector’.

Martinez-Peña, R,  Ituarte-Lima, C, Kempf, I, Wong, G ‘Connecting the dots between Human Rights, Environmental Impact Assessments and the Convention on Biological Diversity’.

Ituarte-Lima, C and Kibugi, R ‘Concluding remarks on weaving Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework’.

Barudanovic, S, Hernandez Salgar, A,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Bonn, A, Chan, K, Crossman, N, Galega, P,  George, M,  Indrawan, M, Ituarte-Lima, C, Kluvankova,T, Mariño, J,  Munyeneh E, Olander, L, Ongugo, P, Primmer, E, Ring, I, Turnhout, E, Yarime M, Young, J, Acosta, L, Garcia K, Pandit, R, Rosales, M, Stringer, L, Willemen, L, Díaz-De-León, A, Görücü, Ö, Raharimalala V, Avdibegović, M, Irshad, R, Karki, M, Lavorel, S, Fisher, J, Hashimoto, S, Vilá, B, Brown, C, Guarás, D, Gilbey, B (2019) Methodological guidance for assessing policy instruments and facilitating the use of policy support tools and methodologies through IPBES assessments, Information Document  IPBES/7/INF/13 for the 7th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Paris, France.

Participated in the face-to-face expert consultation on human right to a healthy environment by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, David Boyd in New York, 2018.

Ituarte-Lima, C & Kibugi, R (2018) Co-chairs’ Summary Report of the Peer-to-peer Dialogue on the human right to a healthy environment and SDGs: weaving SDG 16 and human rights law with the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre, International Development Law Organization, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Special Procedures, UN Environment and Natural Justice. 

Ituarte-Lima, C & Stromberg, P (2018) Sustainable Development Goal 16 and biodiversity: mainstreaming biodiversity, ecosystem services and human rights in the mining sector, SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2018) The guardians of the Earth’s ecosystems: Frontline environmental defenders are critical in safeguarding healthy ecosystems. Re-Think, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Malmer, P, Chongeywo, PK, Clarke, C, Ituarte-Lima, C, Jonas, H, Kenrick, J, Stone, N, Tugendhat, H (2018) Global Dialogue on Human Rights and Biodiversity Conservation Eldoret, Kenya | 20 – 23 November 2017. Workshop report. SwedBio at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.

Howden, J., and Ituarte-Lima, C., (2017) Realizing the human right to water: time to rethink the legal architecture? United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.

Participated in the expert consultation on human rights and biodiversity by the UN Special Rapporteur in human rights and the environment, John Knox in Geneva, 2016.

Baptiste, B, Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, and Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J, Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T, Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G, Tezer, A, and Zambrana-Flores, CI (2015), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 2 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.

Pascual, U, Watson, B (coordinating authors) Ituarte-Lima, C, Ring, I, George, M, Munyeneh, E, Ongugo, P, Tezer, A (2015) ‘Policy Support Tools, Methodologies and Instruments for the Diverse Conceptualization and Assessment of the Multiple Values of Nature and its Benefits’, Chapter 7 in Preliminary guide regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (deliverable 3 (d)) Information Document IPBES/4/INF/13 for the 4th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Kuala Lumpur.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M, Hahn, T, McDermott, C & Cornell, S (2014), ‘Biodiversity financing and safeguards: lessons learned and proposed guidelines’, Stockholm: SwedBio/Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Information Document  for the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Pyeongchang Korea (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/27).

Carabias, J, Hatfield-Dodds, S, Ituarte-Lima, C, Pascual, U, & Ring, I (coordinating authors) Ram Adhikari J,  Andriamahefazafy, M, Arora, S, Erpul, G, Mokhtar Ali Fouda, M, George, M, Hendriks, H, Kluvankova, T,  Maretti, C, Munyeneh, E, Oliva, R, Ongugo, R, Pataki, G,  Tezer, A &  Zambrana-Flores, CI (2014), ‘Definition and typology of policy support tools and methodologies in the context of IPBES’, Chapter 1 in Proposal for a catalogue of policy support tools and methodologies, Information Document IPBES/3/INF/8 for the  3th session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Galaz, V, Galafassi, D, Tallberg, D, Boin, A, Hey, E, Ituarte-Lima, C, Dunagan, J, Olsson, P, Österbergh, R, and Westley, F (2014), ‘Connected Risks, Connected Solutions’. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, and the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2014), ‘International Environmental Law, Global Risks and Governance’, background report for the project “Connected Risks, Connected Solutions” for the Global Challenges Foundation, Stockholm.

Subramanian,S, Lu, H, Ituarte-Lima, C, Othman, J, Mahmud, M, Joeni, SR (2012) ‘Evaluation of Trade-offs between conservation and development- Case of land use change in Malaysia and Indonesia’, Resources, Asia Pacific Network.

Ituarte-Lima, C, Schultz, M and Hann, T and Cornell, S (2012) ‘Safeguards in scaling-up biodiversity financing and possible guiding principles’,  Stockholm Resilience Centre at the Stockholm University, Information document for the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/INF/7).

Ituarte-Lima, C and Subramanian, S (2011) ‘Environment-related property laws: a means to achieve equity or inequity?’ United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), Working Paper Series 164, Yokohama, Japan.

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘A reciprocal connection: habitat and indigenous peoples’ rights’ Policy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), pp 1-11. National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI), (Two versions: Spanish and Wixarita (an indigenous peoples’ language).

Ituarte-Lima, C (2003) ‘Compilation of laws related to the environment and indigenous peoplesPolicy Document, General Direction of Public Participation and Equity, Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, pp 1-71, (Spanish).

Outreach articles

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) A Spotlight on the Right to a Healthy Environment in Southeast Asia

Op-ed at The Diplomat. Republished by Mekong Eye.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) COVID-19: Biodiversity and Climate Crises Need Human Rights Solutions, COVID-19 & Human Rights Blog, Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why Empowering National Human Rights Institutions Helps on the Quest for Healthy Earth? Op-ed at Inter Press Service, News Agency.

Ituarte-Lima, C. (2020) Why children’s empowerment helps human rights and biodiversity based solutions, Blog, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative.