Rights for Ecosystem Services


R.E.S. Project

The Marie Curie project explores the idea of Rights for Ecosystem Services (RES), as rights to be recognized to sustainable traditional and non-traditional sustainable local communities that contribute to the conservation of ecosystems, with the aim of protecting, and fostering their environmentally-beneficial actions.


Fieldwork will be conducted in the Egadi Archipelago (Sicily) and in Scottish islands, in order to provide an empirically grounded, context-specific testing of the proposed RES framework.

Summer School

Owing the land: from private property to commons

It is part of the PhD programmes in Human Rights and Legal Pluralisms, Department of Law, Università degli Studi di Palermo and is organized with the external cooperation of Elisa Morgera and Giulia Sajeva, both members of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Strathclyde.

Giulia Sajeva

I come from Sicily, Italy, and I have mostly worked on the challenges of the idea of biocultural rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. 


I am among those who think that science has great beauty.

- Marie Curie

Our Partners & Sponsors

 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 841546.

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