August 25, 2007
Guidelines for Authors: Environmental Journals
The Wildlife Law Group of the International Law Association's IEL group has developed a guide to environmental journals designed for contributors. The resource, which is regularly being updated and supplemented, now contains over 100 journals, with information including the focus of each respective journal, guidelines for authors, and other pertinent information to help prospective authors find potential publishing outlets for their articles. Readers are encouraged to submit additional suggestions for the list.
The URL for the resource is: http://www.internationalwildlifelaw.org/JournalSubList.php4
thanks, Wil Burns, Co-Chair, ILA-USA IEL Committee.
Guidliens for Authors: Environmental Journals
The Wildlife Law Group of the International Law Association's IEL group has developed a guide to environmental journals designed for contributors. The resource, which is regularly being updated and supplemented, now contains over 100 journals, with information including the focus of each respective journal, guidelines for authors, and other pertinent information to help prospective authors find potential publishing outlets for their articles. Readers are encouraged to submit additional suggestions for the list. thanks, Wil Burns, Co-Chair, ILA-USA IEL Committee.
ENB: 2007 Writer Recruitment
22 August 2007
RECRUITING NEW EARTH NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN (ENB) WRITERS
The International Institute for Sustainable Development - Reporting Services Division (IISD RS) will be adding
several new writers to the team of freelance consultants (the “ENB Team”) who write and edit the Earth
Negotiations Bulletin and our other conference reporting services. (For more information on these publications,
visit http://www.iisd.ca and to see the existing ENB Team, visit http://www.iisd.ca/about/team/ )
Please note that these are not full-time positions and applicants should only apply if interested in part-time
consulting work. All applicants should have either other freelance work or academic scholarships/fellowships to
complement their salaries from working on the Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
IISD is an international organization. Qualified applicants from all countries, especially developing countries, are
encouraged to apply. Since successful applicants will be hired on a consulting basis for meetings held in
locations all over the world, we do not require or provide work permits, work visas or relocate consultants who
are successful candidates for these freelance positions.
Because of the large number of applicants expected, only those who meet all the requirements/minimum
qualifications will be considered. All applications should include a copy of your résumé (Curriculum Vitae) and
also a cover letter indicating how you meet each of the general and specific requirements set out below.
The deadline for applications is 1200 (noon) GMT on Friday, 31 August.
Work on the Earth Negotiations Bulletin and other publications require long hours, often working in small offices
with other members of the team. All applicants should be able to work well in small group situations, handle
stress well and show the highest respect for co-workers even in the most trying moments.
ENB writers are paid an honorarium that varies by experience on ENB teams from US$1000 to US$1800 per
week. IISD pays all business-related and travel expenses while attending meetings. Most consultants work at
between three and six meetings per year, with between five and sixteen days of work per meeting.
Each successful candidate will spend 3-5 days in a training session at an actual negotiation before joining the
ENB team. Candidates should be available to travel to a training session during late-September and early-
All applicants should:
a) be enrolled in or about to begin a Ph.D. program or have recently finished the Ph.D. or LL.M degree, or
have at least five years of UN environmental policy experience (working, lobbying or negotiating in the UN
b) have worked, published or undertaken academic research in one or more of the issue areas covered in
the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (candidates with specific experience in chemicals management policy are
c) demonstrate fluency in understanding and speaking English and have both recent experience in writing
in English and strong written and conversational language skills in one other UN language (French, Arabic,
Spanish, Chinese or Russian);
d) have a good understanding of multilateral negotiations and the United Nations system;
e) work well in small groups and have the flexibility to travel to international meetings for periods of up to
three weeks at a time;
f) be able to type well enough to take legible verbatim notes; and
g) have her or his own laptop computer.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read carefully and meet all of the minimum
qualifications for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
a) Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your curriculum vitae/resume and a letter of
introduction that explains your interest in working for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, listing any recent
academic publications, specific information on your issue expertise in any of the policy issues we follow and
how you meet each of the minimum requirements.
b) If you know members of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team who are willing to recommend you for a
position, or if your supervising professor or a member of a government delegation who participates in one of
the processes we cover is willing to recommend you for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin Team, please have
him or her contact the Director and Deputy Director of IISD Reporting Services at email@example.com and
c) Application deadline: 1200 (noon) GMT on Friday, 31 August 2007.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The cover letter and resume of candidates that meet the specific requirements (a-g above) will be reviewed and
scored by members of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team and IISD staff. It is important, for the purposes of
evaluating your application, that you clearly state how you meet the minimum qualifications and fully articulate
the depth of your background and experience in multilateral negotiations, as well as your language abilities.
After scoring each applicant’s resume and cover letter, the highest ranked candidates will be contacted for a
personal interview. If you have a Skype account, make sure you include this in your contact information.
All final candidates will participate in a “virtual” tryout, where they will be asked to listen to actual negotiations
(recorded and streamed over the Internet) and given a short time to summarize these in the ENB style.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Successful candidates in the past have been former negotiators, professors, Ph.D. students and retired UN
staff. Most ENB writers have a long history of interest in, and involvement with, multilateral environmental
agreements and almost all of them have been readers of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. We are looking for
candidates who can demonstrate that they share the same passion for transparency and commitment to good
environmental governance that we do. In particular, we like people who have already developed their own
networks in the international environment and sustainable development policy and academic communities.
As in life, creativity and imagination count.
August 7, 2007
Call for Speakers: 10th International Wildlife Law Conference
reached a milestone with the International Wildlife Law Conference, the decadal
mark, and are pleased to announce that we will be holding our conference
overseas for the first time, in Granada Granada
Dr. Wil Burns
Senior Fellow, International Environmental Law
Santa Clara University School
500 El Camino Real, Loyola 101
Santa Clara, CA 95053 USA
Phone: 408.551.3000 x6139
SSRN Author Page: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=240348
International Environmental Law Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/intlenvironment/
Tenth International Wildlife Law Conference: Save the Date (Marque la Fecha) and Call for Papers
The Tenth IWLC will be held at the University Granada Granada , Spain
--The Current Status of Marine Protected Areas: Problems and Prospects
--The Role of International Wildlife Treaty Regimes in Addressing Climate
--The Future of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
--Operationalization of the Precautionary Principle in International Wildlife
Please submit your questions or proposals to Wil Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you can join us in Granada
August 1, 2007
Climate Position at IIED
Listserve of the International Environmental Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law . . .
International Institute of Environment & Development (IIED)
Full-time Permanent Contract
£42,807 - £53,461 pa plus benefits
Are you a flexible team player with excellent people management skills who enjoys networking and building relationships?
The Climate Change Group is now recruiting a Principal Researcher to develop its research and policy advocacy activities and help with the Group’s management. The post-holder will help the Group Head coordinate projects and activities and develop his/her own area of climate change and development related work. This position is the most senior of the researcher grades at IIED, and could evolve into the Group Head position.
Educated to postgraduate level in a relevant discipline, you will have a proven ability to manage and lead a research team working on large, multi-country research projects involving multiple stakeholders. You will have excellent project management and planning skills, and the ability to design and implement policy-orientated research. Other essential requirements include a significant record of innovative and influential work demonstrated by lead authorship of peer-reviewed publications and/or impact on policy.
An application form and job description can be downloaded from www.iied.org
CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: Friday 31 August 2007
Interviews: 18/19 September 2007
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