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Genetic Resources and their importance in the international environmental movement

Fernanda Jimenez

Event Highlights

Starts on: June 9, 2018 9:30 am
Ends on: June 9, 2018 12:00 pm
Where: Tin Jo Restaurant
Speaker: Fernanda Jiménez

Genetic resources are the building blocks of our global biodiversity and the raw material for millions of products and inventions. However, hardly anyone knows of their existence or understands the role they play in our daily life and in the environment. This talk will introduce you to this subject and try to explain why it is so important to protect and use genetic resources in a sustainable way.

3 points the attendees can carry away from the talk:

What are Genetic Resources

Why are they important in our lives and for the environment

What is being done to protect them and what can you do to help

About The Speaker

Fernanda Jiménez

Fernanda is a Costa Rican Attorney at Law, specialized in the areas of Environmental and International Law. She has worked as a Legal Advisor at the Department of International Cooperation of the UN Mandated University for Peace, and currently works as a consultant with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). From 2014 to 2016 she was the President of the Costa Rican Society of International Law (ACODI), and was the Executive Director of the Eduardo Jiménez de Aréchaga Moot Court on the Inter-American System of Human Rights.

She holds an LL.M. Degree in Environmental Law and Policy from Stanford University and a Licenciate Degree (JD equivalent) from the University of Costa Rica.


WHEN: June 9, 2018 9:30 am
WHERE: Tin Jo Restaurant

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