Environmental Law

Connectivity first organisation meeting July 2011

Legal Aspects of Connectivity for Conservation

The first organizational meeting for the development of a concept paper on connectivity for conservation was held at the ELC from July 25 to July 28. …  

29 Jul 2011 | News story

Dr. Alejandro Iza (Head Environmental Law Programme) giving an introductory speech

Joint workshop between the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme on Ecosystem Services

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Sunday 3rd July at Mpekweni Beach Resort in South Africa entitled “Towards the legal recognition and governance of ecosystem services”. This workshop preceded the Academy’s 9th annual colloquium. …  

28 Jul 2011 | News story
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Guidelines for protected areas legislation

The indispensable guidelines on Protected Areas law - now in print!

The Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation, Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 81, is now available in print and electronically. The publication is the result of a three-year project led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), in cooperation with the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme (PAP) and with extensive contributions from the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), as well as important inputs from the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP). …  

05 Jul 2011 | News story
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Greener ways to end poverty

Poverty and environmental degradation go hand-in-hand throughout the world; each can cause the other. With the global population likely to reach nine billion by 2050 there is an urgent need to address both in tandem when devising new economic development models. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Mekong River

BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance

Creating good water governance capacity lays the foundation for effective and sustainable water management, this is the crux of IUCN’s new water project BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance. …  

03 Jun 2011 | News story

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Ramsar celebration on the occasion of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary

IUCN joined the international community and friends of Ramsar last night in an official ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.  …  

20 May 2011 | News story

Academy members Willemien du Plessis and Melinda Powers (3rd and 4th, l.) with ELC Director and legal staff

Planning future collaboration between the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

On 9th May, the Co-Chairs of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law´s Research Committee visited the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) to discuss future collaboration between the ELC, the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and the Academy of Environmental Law. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

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IUCN Commission on Environmental Law reaches out to newly formalised International Renewable Energy Agency

IUCN, through representatives of the its Commission on Environmental Law (CEL), attended the final Preparatory Commission Meeting and the Inaugural Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place in Abu Dhabi on 3 - 5 April 2011. At an audience with the newly elected Director General, Adnin Amin from Kenya, he expressed the desire to work with other organizations like IUCN, and obtain research assistance. …  

21 Apr 2011 | News story

Ferry commuters on Bhramaputra river, India

Water security and climate change: India Water Forum explores solutions

Water security and climate change were the main focus of the newly organised India Water Forum (IWF), which took place in New Delhi from 13-15 April. This inaugural international water conference aims at exploring solutions for sustainable governance and integrated management of water resources. …  

20 Apr 2011 | News story

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Pace Law School hosts International Symposium on Environmental Courts and Tribunals

More than 50 nations have created specialized environmental courts and tribunals to give priority attention to enforcing these laws.

Participants to the symposium explored what measures are needed to sustain and enhance the work of the judiciary, in order to strengthen the rule of law and access to environmental justice in environmental matters. …  

19 Apr 2011 | 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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