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IUCN and Members form a Conservation Initiative on Human Rights

IUCN and seven other major conservation organisations are collaborating to promote human rights in conservation …   | French | Spanish

23 Mar 2010 | News story

Legal frameworks for REDD

Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level

Since 2007, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) has become a major focus of negotiations towards a post-2012 agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). An effective REDD mechanism could provide a strong tool for mitigating global climate change as well as enable developing countries to enhance tropical forest protection and sustainable development options. It is no coincidence, however, that many high-deforestation countries likely to host a majority of REDD projects also have the weakest forest governance records in recent decades, resulting in large part from inadequate design and implementation of forest laws. …  

19 Mar 2010 | News story

John Scanlon

John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary General of CITES

The ELP is pleased to share the news that John Scanlon, former Head of the Environmental Law Programme and Director of the Environmental Law Centre, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). …  

15 Mar 2010 | News story
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EPLP No 78 Payments for Ecosystem Services

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a clear need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes, as well as the complex legal considerations that affect ecosystem services projects. In response, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and The Katoomba Group have worked on a joint initiative to analyze the legal and institutional frameworks of water-related PES schemes and projects in four Andean countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. …  

17 Feb 2010 | News story

UNEP and CEL meet in Nairobi

Visit to Nairobi

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law’s Chair and Deputy Chair, Ms. Sheila Abed and Prof. Antonio Benjamin, visited the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) regional office in Nairobi last month. During their stay, they had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Angela Cropper, UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Bakary Kante, Director of the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, Ms. Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of UNEP/CMS Secretariat in Bonn, and also a member of CEL’s Steering Committee and Mr. John Scanlon, Principal Advisor to the Executive Director on Policy and Programme, and former Head of the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and Director of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (Bonn, Germany). …  

04 Feb 2010 | News story

Participants at the Covenant meeting, 15 January 2010

Meeting on the draft Covenant on Environment and Development in Bonn, January 14-15

Hosted by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), eighteen international law experts from all over the world - most of them Members of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) - gathered in Bonn to proceed to an update of the draft Covenant on Environment and Development. The project is spearheaded by CEL, and implemented with the support of the International Council for Environmental Law (ICEL), an international NGO member of IUCN. The meeting followed more than one year of preparation, with invited experts providing proposals for amendments to be considered at the meeting. …  

21 Jan 2010 | News story

Analyses cover for CITES CoP15

IUCN and TRAFFIC release CITES CoP15 Analyses of the Proposals

In preparation for the upcoming CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) meeting (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, CoP15) that will be taking place 13 – 25 March 2010 in Doha, Qatar, IUCN and TRAFFIC have released the results of their Analyses of the Proposals to Amend the Appendices. See here for the table with the Analyses. …  

12 Jan 2010 | News story

EPLP No. 58rev Gobernanza de aguas compartidas revised

Gobernanza de Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales

EPLP No. 58 rev
Grethel Aguilar, Alejandro Iza, 2009 La Unión Mundial para la Naturaleza se complace en presentar la versión revisada de su publicación Gobernanza de las Aguas Compartidas: Aspectos Jurídicos e Institucionales; producto del trabajo conjunto del Centro de Derecho Ambiental y la Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica (ORMA).
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23 Dec 2009 | News story
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CEL SG Chairs meeting in Washington DC, 17-18 November 2009

CEL Specialist Group Meeting

The Commission on Environmental Law had its first Specialist Group meeting for the 2009-2012 mandate in Washington DC from November 17th - 18th. The event was hosted by the American University Washington College of Law (WCL). The main purpose of this meeting was to learn more about what each group is achieving in the field, and at the same time establish the goals that will help to achieve and promote the Commission’s and IUCN's objectives. …  

21 Dec 2009 | News story
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Transboundary water governance framework initiated

On 15 December, IUCN’s Asia Regional Environmental Law and Water and Wetlands Programmes held a joint workshop to work with partners to brainstorm the fundamentals of a transboundary water governance assessment framework. The workshop was sponsored by the Mekong Regional Water Dialogues project, funded by the Government of Finland. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story
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