ERIC advises on Bonn Convention reform

Begonia Filgueira | 8 years ago


The Secretariat of the Convention of Migratory Species (“Bonn Convention” ) commissioned ERIC to a 3 year study on improving the Governance of the Treaty in order to strengthen it’s contribution to the conservation, management and sustainable use of migratory species over their entire range.

ERIC was asked to advise on the improvement of current management, internal operations, financial structure, and scientific framework. ERIC’s report supported the Working Group in making decisions and Begonia Filgueira assisted in negotiations with the Financial Committee and COP in plenary for the approval of recommendations to introduce strategic change by gaining support to pass resolutions for reform and  gain financial support for their implementation.

About the author

Begonia Filgueira

Begonia is a specialist in Environmental Law, governance and negotiation. Her career now spans 20 years having started as an environmental lawyer in the City. She is a dually qualified UK Solicitor and Spanish Abogada who provides legal advice, trains professionals and carries out complex research in the areas of International and EU environmental law. She also advises on treaty negotiations and implementation of EU law. Begonia has advised UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission, DEFRA and DOENI. She also advises industry and NGOs on environmental policy and regulation. BREXIT negotiations is her current area of specialism.