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IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 63

Gobernanza del Agua en Mesoamérica - Dimensión Ambiental

Con el objeto de contribuir al debate que promueva una gobernanza efectiva del agua en Mesoamérica, sobre una base jurídica sólida, el Centro de Derecho Ambiental y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica presentan su nueva publicación dentro de la serie Política y Derecho Ambiental. …  

04 Nov 2009 | News story

IUCN booth at World Forestry Congress, October 2009

Complementary tools for RBA to conservation

At the XIII World Forestry Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) hosted a side event to present complementary tools for Rights-based Approaches (RBA) to conservation which have been developed in collaboration with IUCN partners. As a highlight of the event, the new RBA to conservation portal was launched. Developed by the ELC, the RBA portal is intended to serve as a central point for collecting relevant information on RBA to conservation and sharing it with the larger IUCN community. The RBA portal can be accessed at www.rights-based-approach.org. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Aspectos Jurídicos Pago por Servicios Ambientales, Ecuador 2009.

Compensación por servicios ambientales: cada país construye su propio camino

Colombia cuenta con una estrategia nacional de pago por servicios ambientales en proceso de formalización; en Perú, el congreso discutirá próximamente el dictamen que surgió de la unión de dos propuestas; en Ecuador se trabajará pronto en una reglamentación, aunque ya se implementan esquemas voluntarios de compensación por agua y carbono. …  

27 Oct 2009 | News story
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Authors meeting in Bangkok 3-4 October 2009, L to R Justice Nchunu, CEL; Melinda Janki, CEL Steering Committee, John Costenbader, ELC

Writing the rule book on REDD

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus in negotiations over renewed commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism may enable developing countries to merge the goals of national forest protection with sustainable development, while providing a potentially effective and efficient climate change mitigation option to help combat climate change. For successful REDD regimes, national governments must have effective national legal frameworks to ensure that forests remain intact and standing on a permanent basis.
 

27 Oct 2009 | News story

CEL Side Event at World Forestry Congress, 19 October 2009

World Forestry Congress - BSAS

The World Forestry Congress was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 18th to October 23rd. The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law was involved in a side event addressing Forestry Law in Argentina which took place on October 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Argentinean Rural Society’s Calden Hall.
This side event was co-organized by the Political and Social Studies Institute (IEPS) and the Federal Forestry and Environmental Law Institute from the Catholic University of Santa Fe’s Law School and Political Science Department with the support of IUCN and CEL.
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27 Oct 2009 | News story

EPLP 71 Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

Conservation with Justice: A Rights Based Approach

The term ‘rights-based approach’ (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. The newest IUCN publication “Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach” aims at informing all actors (governments, the private sector, local communities, non-governmental organizations) about the RBA and its potential contribution to guiding activities that, if unrestrained, may have a detrimental impact on nature conservation.
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23 Oct 2009 | News story

Soils conference participants: University of Buenos Aires School of Law, 28 September 2009

Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision

On Monday, September 28 the “Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision” conference took place in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the University of Buenos Aires School of Law , the Argentinean Ministry of the Environment, the Law for a Green Planet Institute and IDEA (Institute of Environmental Law and Economics). Distinguished authorities such as Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, Justice Antonio Herman Benjamín and world specialists on Soils and Desertification participated in the conference. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

Logging truck

Forest governance and climate policies

Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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A fresh face for the Environmental Law Programme

We are happy to announce that Sarah Lucas, from Réunion, joined the team at IUCN Environmental Law Centre as a Junior Legal Officer on 1 September. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Lake Chad Basin

Invest in nature, ensure water resilience

World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 16 to 22 August, gathers more than 2500 experts to help resolve the growing water crisis. Less than one percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story


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