Elsa Tsioumani

Writer/Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Elsa Tsioumani (PhD, LL.M) is an international lawyer based in Thessaloniki, Greece. A writer for Earth Negotiations Bulletin since December 1999 with focus on biodiversity-related matters, she has witnessed the negotiation and adoption of instruments such as the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing. 

Elsa has held research positions in academia, and has served as a legal consultant for several international and non-governmental organizations. She has authored extensively on international environmental law and policy, particularly with regard to biodiversity, genetic resource governance, indigenous peoples’ rights, governance of emerging technologies, and land, food and agriculture. Her most recent publication is Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing in Agriculture: Reinventing agrarian justice (Routledge 2020).

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