The publication of a National Glacier Inventory in Argentina may impact the existing mining projects located in protected areas. It is uncertain when the National Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of the Law. To defend the right to their natural resources, some of the mining provinces (Salta, San Juan, Jujuy, La Rioja, Santa Cruz) issued their own glacier laws and are preparing their own inventories. At the same time, it is possible that the provinces promote a change in the Law.
has actively participated in the #COP23 (#UNFCCC) held in Bonn. We have attended important economic and commercial discussions. In the photo Claudio Iglesias Darriba (IPIBA’s Executive Director) with Mrs. Roseanna Cunningham, Secretary of Environment and Climate Change of Scotland. This country has implemented successful subsidies as a way to contribute to new technologies development.
OBRAR ha participado activamente de la COP23 realizada en Bonn, en noviembre de 2017. En la imagen el Dr. Claudio Iglesias Darriba (Obrar) y el Sr. Jean-Michel Cousteau (Green Cross France).
In a Mapuche community situated in the sub-antarctic forest of the northwest of Argentine Patagonia, analysis was carried out on forest environmental perception and its relation to the resilience of the body of traditional botanical knowledge regarding medicinal plants. (more…)
Significant financial resources will be needed to help developing countries deal with climate change. The European Union is the largest contributor of climate finance to developing countries and the world's biggest aid donor, collectively providing more than half of global official development assistance (ODA). Climate change is being increasingly integrated into the EU's broader development strategy. - The EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) initiative provides technical and financial support to developing countries to integrate climate change into their development policies and budgets, and to implement projects that address climate change on the ground. The GCCA is also a platform for dialogue and exchange of experience.
This brief article examines the use of collective trademarks and its relationship with the protection of an essential component of biodiversity: Traditional Knowledge (TK). We'll overview the use of Argentine collective marks (MC), which is a new legal instrument for the protection of collective intellectual products and collective rights (of indigenous peoples and communities), with special reference to Genetic Resources, TK and Traditional Cultural Expressions.
A bill proposed in Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies would create the National Registry for Ecologically Designed Products, a voluntary certification program for companies seeking recognition for products that possess qualities or characteristics that reduce their environmental impact throughout their life cycle. Companies enrolled in the Registry would be eligible for a range of benefits, including the use of a special logo and the ability to display the phrase “Ecologically Designed Product” on labels, packaging, and advertising materials.
Initiatives to reduce and manage packaging wastes appear to be gaining traction, particularly in Argentina, which enacted a new pesticide packaging take-back law and saw two new bills to establish general packaging take-back and recycling systems, and in Mexico, where legislators introduced bills to curtail the use of plastic shopping bags and require management of expanded polystyrene wastes. Attention to sustainable products is also growing in the region, with ecolabeling bills in Argentina and Brazil, and a bill in Chile to stimulate imports of several types of green technology. The issue of water as a basic human right is on the agenda in both Chile, where a committee approved a bill to prioritize human consumption over other uses of water, and Peru, with two recently introduced bills proposing to add…
This post aims to remark three important concepts that have entered the IP field since the twentieth century and have acquired an unprecedented relevance today. (more…)
The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, in coordination with the Ministries of Modernization and Production, have launched the Sustainable Public Procurement Project, an initiative funded by the United Nations Environment Programme that aims to incorporate sustainability criteria and consider economic and social costs when awarding government contracts for purchases of goods and services. Sustainability criteria will include energy efficiency, ecolabels, and carbon footprinting, among others.