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ABS in the Antarctic?

The Government of the Netherlands hosted an Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on Biological Prospecting in the Antarctic Treaty Area in Baarn, Netherlands on 3-5 February 2009. …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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A. Iza signs for IUCN

Cooperation with CIESIN on MEA data

IUCN and CIESIN ( Centre for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University) have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the further use and development of the IUCN data on Multilateral Environmental Agreements ( MEAs), which are one of the components of IUCN ELC's contribution to ECOLEX (see ECOLEX.org). …  

09 Feb 2009 | News story
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CEL Newsletter January 2009

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26 Jan 2009 | News story
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New year brings a new Legal Officer to ELC

John Costenbader has joined the team at the Environmental Law Centre as a Legal Officer. …  

13 Jan 2009 | News story

Convention on Biological Diversity

Workshop on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and the international regime on access and benefit sharing

In December, Jane Bulmer attended a workshop on traditional knowledge and the International ABS regime. The workshop was hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Vienna  and brought together 25 participants, acting in their personal capacity to encourage an open exchange of views. …  

12 Jan 2009 | News story

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Assessing Countries' Legal and Institutional Frameworks Relating to PES

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and the Katoomba Group are currently implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of better understanding the legal and institutional frameworks of water and carbon related Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. …  

16 Dec 2008 | News story

World Conservation Congress. Barcelona 2008

Post Law and Governance Journey news!

It is already two months since the L&G Journey took place during the WCC Forum in Barcelona.
The Journey went well and its events were extremely well attended. Highlights included the six workshops organized by Specialist Groups of CEL, and by the ELC. A small group of CEL volunteers helped the Journey Guide to keep track of as many events as possible – quite a task considering their sheer numbers. …  

10 Dec 2008 | News story

Elizabeth Haub Prize winners with Helga Haub (l.)

Elizabeth Haub Prize 2007

Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin and David Freestone were awarded the 2007 Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law. They received the Prize at a ceremony which took place at Stockholm University on November 17, 2008. The Prize is awarded each year for exceptional achievements in the field of environmental law, and is considered to be the most prestigious and renowned distinction that can be conferred upon an environmental lawyer. …  

09 Dec 2008 | News story

EPLP No. 70 Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

Governance for Sustainability - Issues, Challenges, Successes

‘Governance for Sustainability’ is the latest addition to the IUCN Environment Policy and Law Series. This book makes an important contribution to the on-going discussions on environmental governance, in particular by providing a thoughtful consideration of concepts that are critical to our understanding of how societies respond to environmental challenges. …  

01 Dec 2008 | News story

Aroha Mead, New Zealand

Desde la presidencia de las comisiones

¿Cuáles son los planes de los presidentes de comisión electos durante este Congreso?
Lea algunas de las posiciones e ideas que buscan implementar el grupo que liderará la gestión de las comisiones en los próximos cuatro años. …  

14 Oct 2008 | News story


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