Elizabeth Burleson

Elizabeth Burleson
Elizabeth Burleson
United States
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Burleson Institute networks to enhance engagement among energy, climate, water, public health, human rights and related communities. We contribute insights for solution generation in light of environmental, cultural, and economic interrelationships. Blending interactive learning, mentoring, and fieldwork - we seek to contribute to evolving research, analysis and innovation. We shareinformation and analysis on emerging best practices and solutions. Participants help address human rights, energy, and environmental concerns - engaging in gatherings that range from local to global initiatives. Founder: Elizabeth Burleson received her London School of Economics LLM in International Law and partners with the UNFCCC Climate Technology Center and Network to advise countries. This builds on a quarter of a century 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, NGOs, and a range of interrelated state and non-state actors. As Legal Advisor, Burleson has served as UNICEF, UNEP, NWF, ASIL, and IUCN delegates to Bali, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, Doha, Warsaw, Lima, Paris and upcoming Marrakesh UN Climate Conferences. Burleson 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 also been a peer reviewer for Fulbright, Oxford, Cambridge, National Academies, etc. Her ongoing public/private work brings together international economic, social, and environmental communities to coordinate energy-climate-water solutions. She has founded the Burleson Institute to further bridge sustainability elements. The Institute shares information and analysis on emerging best practices and solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges. 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 developing countries through the Legal Response Initiative coordinated by Columbia University School of Law.



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