Environmental Law

Participants of the NBCC in discussion.

EIA processes made clear for Fiji’s Nadi Basin Catchment Committee

The training on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted recently on 21st January by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature should set a clearer scene for stakeholders and members of the Nadi Basin Catchment Committee (NBCC) in Fiji in shaping their plans to develop a strategy to reduce flood risks for the Nadi area. …  

31 Jan 2011 | News story

Christine Trenorden, Environmental Law Mentor - IUCN Oceania Regional Office.

New Environmental Law Mentor – IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

Ms. Christine Trenorden is the new Environmental Law Mentor for the (IUCN) Regional Office and began her work in late December 2010. The former Senior Judge in the Environment, Resources & Development Court in South Australia, brings with her a dynamic experience in the field of law specifically in the environmental and natural resources area. …  

26 Jan 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Photography highlights beauty of Niger Delta

In Mali, part of the landscape gleams like a giant emerald in the middle of the arid brown African Sahel. The glittering jewel is the Inland Niger Delta. …   | French

18 Jan 2011 | News story

REDD+ Partnership Workshop: Session III on Benefit Sharing Mechanisms (l. to r.) Pham Quoc Hung, Ministry of Agriculture Vietnam; Charles McNeill, UNDP; Donna Lee, US State Department; Joseph Armathe Amougou, Ministry of Environment Cameroon; John Costenbader, IUCN ELC; Daniela Carrion, Ministry of Environment Ecuador (not pictured).

IUCN-ELC delivers paper on REDD+ benefit-sharing at Cancun Workshop

John Costenbader, IUCN-ELC Legal Officer, presented a paper on benefit-sharing in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) at the 26 November Interim REDD+ Partnership Workshop “Enhancing Coordinated Delivery of REDD+: Emerging Lessons, Best Practices and Challenges”. …  

13 Jan 2011 | News story

CBD COP10 logo

Adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Thomas Greiber, ELC Senior Legal Officer and member of the German delegation to the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, was recently interviewed by German political magazine JointMag: Perspectives on German-African futures. …  

12 Jan 2011 | News story

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

WANI supports good water governance in Uganda and Kenya

Across East Africa, governments have recognized watershed management at the local level is key to improved water resources management. …  

16 Dec 2010 | News story

ISARM 2010: Transboundary Aquifers; challenges and new directions

Transboundary Aquifers Conference: the ELC contribution

IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) took part in the most recent expert conference on transboundary aquifers in Paris, France …  

15 Dec 2010 | News story

El Salvador

Launch of new Water Governance Project at COP16

A new climate change and water governance project is launched at COP16 in Cancun. Strengthening local and national capacities to better manage water and ecosystems will be the project focus in adapting to climate change. …   | Spanish

01 Dec 2010 | News story

Marma channel in Komadugu Yobe river basin, North East Nigeria

WANI provides participatory platforms for water decisions in West Africa

As part of the West Africa Regional Dialogue on hydraulic infrastructures initiated by ECOWAS, local communities are invited to participate with State and Basin organisations towards the decision making processes of hydro-electric dams. …   | French

11 Nov 2010 | News story


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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