2017 Solar Swim
May 20, 2017
BENEFITING: Burleson Institute, Inc.
All Contributions Welcome! You may be able to make a tax-deductible donation to our Solar Swim! Elizabeth Burleson has swam well over 1600 miles combining 60 miles in 60 days across the last 20 years with 30 miles in 60 days for the previous 20 years. In addition to kayaking and hiking, this 4 dacade SOLAR SWIM fundraiser has been a part of the Burleson's broader watershed-climate-energy-sustainability endeavor.
We are partnered with the United Nations Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) to help share best practices. In the face of Energy-Climate-Water Challenges, the Burleson Institute enhances innovation and resilience.
We involve participants in research fellowships and service learning opportunities. Our fellowship program offers professionals and graduate students the opportunity to research, analyze, write, and participate in the field of energy-water-climate law and policy development. Over 30 years, we have facilitated research-service learning opportunities for hundreds of participants from over 50 countries. To work on cutting-edge public international law and policy issues email: B@BurlesonInstitute.org
Burleson Institute, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. We work with governments, nongovernmental entities, tribal peoples and civil society to coordinate sustainability solutions, and we rely on the generosity of our donors to help us achieve our results.
Burleson Institute @ Paris Climate Conference: Building on involvement dating back to the drafting of the UNFCCC, the Burleson Institute has contributed expertise to the climate negotiations as an IUCN Delegate (Legal Advisor) and for the Legal Research Initiative (LRI).
Thank you for any support / visibility that you can offer and best wishes on all of your projects! Feel free to join us as a funding team member and expand our capacity for education and outreach. If you would like to be involved in our institute feel free to pick an area below or suggest a new area within which you would like to partner with our Public Interest Network. If you would just like to visit, check out our "Cozy Glass House" listings on Air B&B and Glamping.com (kayaks available).
Elizabeth Burleson received her London School of Economics LLM in International Law and partners with the United Nations Climate Technology Center and Network to advise countries. She co-authors the West treatise in Environmental law with Prof. William Rodgers and the West Comparative Environmental Law Treatise with Prof. Nick Robinson. The Burleson Institute's ongoing work builds on over 50 years of energy-climate-water governance analysis ranging from being an advisor to UNICEF's Senior Advisor for the Environment and to the New York Director of UNEP. She writes reports for the UN and presents on treaty making for the UN Office of Legal Affairs / UNITAR, having participated in the drafting process for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Agenda 21, and the Rio Declaration. She is an expert contributor to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). As president of the Burleson Institute, she advises developed and developing countries, regional entities, tribes, and a range of interrelated state and non-state actors. Burleson has served as UNICEF, UNEP, NWF, ASIL, and IUCN delegates to Bali, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, Doha, Warsaw, Lima, and Paris UN Climate Conferences. She conducts commissioned research for governmental and nongovernmental entities. She is on the International Law Association’s Committees on Sea Level Rise and on Principles Relating to Climate Change, International Bar Association Working Group Report on Human Rights and the Environment, IUCN's Climate Change Core Group, and the National Wildlife Federation President's Advisory Council. As a law professor and Fulbright Senior Specialist, she has taught Energy Law, Human Rights and Environment, International Environmental Law, Public International Law, UN Law, International Law and China, Land Use, Property Law, International Economic Law, Trade, and the Environment, Water Law, and Environmental Law. She has been a peer reviewer for Fulbright, Oxford, Cambridge, National Academies, and a range of other academic, ministerial, and other legal/interdisciplinary publishers. Her ongoing public/private work brings together international economic, social, and environmental communities to coordinate energy-climate-water solutions. Through the Burleson Institute, she shares analysis on evolving best practices. Institute participants help address issues ranging from local to global initiatives. Burleson has conducted legal research for Amnesty International's London-based International Secretariat and New York-based Research Division. As a scholar, practitioner, and governmental advisor, she has provided climate-energy expertise to the French, Japanese, Peruvian, United States, and Uruguayan governments. She has also provided legal advice to a wide range of developing countries through the Legal Response Initiative coordinated by Columbia University School of Law.