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Honorary membership of IUCN

Honorary Membership of IUCN, which recognizes outstanding services to the conservation of nature and natural resources, is presented at the World Conservation Congress to two or three individuals who have made exceptional contributions to furthering the goals of the Union. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

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The Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Established eight years ago during the World Conservation Congress in Thailand, the Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal will go to a conservation professional who has made outstanding contributions to the conservation of nature and natural resources. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story

John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips Memorial Medal

IUCN Member Organizations and Commission Members are invited to submit nominations for the John C. Phillips Memorial Medal. The John C. Phillips Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service in international conservation and commemorates the life and work of Dr John C. Phillips, a pioneer of the conservation movement. …   | French | Spanish

28 Jul 2011 | News story


Echanges sur la mise en oeuvre du droit de l'environnement

L'UICN co-organise, en collaboration avec l'Institut de l'énergie et de l'environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF), un atelier d'échanges sur la mise en œuvre du Droit de l'Environnement en Afrique francophone. …  

25 Jul 2011 | News story
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19-21 September 2011 International seminar on management of marine protected areas beyond national jurisdiction

This international seminar is jointly organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN - Commission on Environmental Law) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), in partnership with the French Marine Protected Areas Agency (AAMP), the International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE), the Legal Analysis and Research Laboratory at the University of the Littoral - Opal Coast (LARJ-ULCO), and the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), and with the contribution of Nausicaa. Download flyer here 

20 Jul 2011 | News story

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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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

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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

From left to right bottom: Ms. Aroha Mead, Dr. Ricardo Lorenzetti, Ms. Sheila Abed, Dr. Kathryn Kintzele, Ms. Claudia De Windt From left to right top: Mr. Juan Marco Alvarez, Prof. David Hunter, Prof. Antonio Benjamin, Prof. José Juan Gonzalez

CEL Steering Committee meeting 2011

The Commission on Environmental Law held the 2011 meeting on March 24th and 25th in Asuncion, Paraguay. The CEL Chair presented the 2010 Report to Steering Committee members and guests.

05 Apr 2011 | News story
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State of the Gulf of Mexico - Summit II

SAVE THE DATE: State of the Gulf of Mexico - Summit II
Hosted by the Harte Research Institute
December 4 - 8, 2011
Omni Galleria Hotel
Houston, Texas

02 Mar 2011 | News story

Report of the CEL Chair to the 5th IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju, South Korea 2012