Integrated Planning for Climate Change and Biodiversity
Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase...
The project results and demonstrations will provide illustrative recommendations for legal planning tools that meet development objectives and reinforce an ecosystem-based approach in the protected...
Oceans cover most of the planet, but marine biodiversity is among the least understood branches of science. There exist governance gaps over key...
MARINE BIODIVERSITY At the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), States committed themselves "to address, on an urgent basis ... the issue of the conservation and...
29% of the 82,954 species which are listed on the IUCN Red List [LNS1] are threatened with extinction. This figure was announced at the IUCN World Conservation Congress which took place in Hawai...
IUCN experts provide input into draft treaty recognising fundamental environmental rights
A preliminary draft of a “Global Pact for the Environment” – which aims to serve as a basis for a new UN treaty to define fundamental environmental...
The Pact synthesises fundamental and common principles of environmental law, including the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, the 1982 World Charter for Nature, and the 1992 Rio Declaration. It sets out...
Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 81 Barbara Lausche (Author), Francoise Burhenne (Project Coordinator) The Guidelines for Protected Areas...
Law for Sustainability
The last five decades have seen a proliferation of legal instruments related to the environment, ranging from treaties to national legislation to...
As part of the Natural Resources Governance Framework, IUCN has developed a set of tools and resources for assessing and improving legal aspects of natural resources governance. These tools...
Given the complexity of governance processes and mechanisms, there are a number of possible entry points for legal evaluation. This framework is...
Legal principles prescribe what should be contained within laws and their associated administrative and implementation arrangements. Legal principles can be inferred, inter alia, from international...
Help build a global repository of case studies on environmental legal effectiveness.
Objective evaluation of the effectiveness of law and governance is a first step towards driving improvement. IUCN has developed a framework for assessing legal effectiveness to improve...
Framework for Assessing and Improving Law for Sustainability A Legal Component of a Natural Resource Governance Framework Paul Martin, Ben Boer and Lydia Slobodian (Eds.) ...
Realising Equity in Livelihoods through Sustainable Ecosystems: Evaluating Fisheries Governance for Sindh Aly Alp-Ercelan The Effectiveness Of The Precautionary Principle In Brazil’s...
Integrated planning for biodiversity and climate change In Colombia
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PA Law Capacity Development
Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide fundamental infrastructure for conservation of...
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