Environmental Law

Module 2: Governance

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Broad introduction to, and overview of, the concept of governance in the context of protected areas. Covers understanding governance, legal factors impacting governance, international law, types of governance, and voluntary governance frameworks.

Module 2: Outline

Guide to content and structure of the module, including suggestions for the instructor on how to prepare and use the materials, additional resources and assessment questions.

Module 2: Seminar Presentation

Presentation on protected areas governance and its legal aspects, including slides and detailed notes for the educator.

Exercise 2.1: Understanding the Nature and Relationship Between “Protected Areas”, “Governance” and the “Law” (Instructions)

Small group exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the concepts of protected areas, governance and law.

Exercise 2.1: Understanding the Nature and Relationship Between “Protected Areas”, “Governance” and the “Law” (Presentation)

Small group exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the concepts of protected areas, governance and law.

Exercise 2.2: Understanding the Stakeholders and Legal Sources of Authority (Instructions)

Individual exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the nature, sources and extent of the authority exercised by potential stakeholders within a protected area.

Exercise 2.2: Understanding the Stakeholders and Legal Sources of Authority (Presentation)

Individual exercise, designed to promote an understanding of the nature, sources and extent of the authority exercised by potential stakeholders within a protected area.

Module 2: VIDEO - Governance

Short video introducing main concepts in protected area governance, including basic governance concepts, types of governance and governance quality.

 

VIDEO: Perspectives on Law and Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas

Interviews and case studies relating to Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs).

 

User contributed materials

The following material was freely provided by users to enhance the body of resources available to educators and trainers. IUCN has not revised or edited this material in any way. If you are interested in adding to these resources, please send your contribution to elcsecretariat@iucn.org!

Sagarmatha National Park: Adaptation to Climate Change

Ch. Konidala
Governance for park in Nepal; threats from climate change; how stakeholders and legal framework respond

Responding to climate change in protecting the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

M. Walker
Climate change threats to US wildlife refuge; management programs and stakeholders' responses; governance recommendations

A framework for analysing the governance of protected areas and exploring options for improving effectiveness & equity

P.J.S. Jones
Framework for analysing the governance of protected areas and exploring options for improving effectiveness and equity including links to case studies

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