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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.
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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
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02 Mar 2011 | News story

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Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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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

(l. to r.) Vincent Graffin, Thomas Greiber, Kathryn Kintzele and Sheila Abed.

Brief on the BEI Side Event @ COP10

The Biosphere Ethics Initiative (BEI) launch and workshop took place on Thursday, October 21, from 1:15pm to 2:45pm during the first week of CBD COP10. …  

04 Nov 2010 | News story

(l. to r.) Antonio Benjamin, Trevor Sandwith, Alejandro Iza, Barbara Lausche, Ben Boer, Patti Moore

IUCN ELC side event on Protected Areas and the Law at CBD COP 10 in Nagoya

Guidelines for protected areas legislation launched with the participation of the Deputy Chair of IUCN CEL and the Deputy Chair of IUCN WCPA. …  

28 Oct 2010 | News story
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BRICS dialogue at the CEL Climate Change Law and Governance Conference, New Delhi

BRICs Law and Policy Dialogue at CEL Conference in New Delhi

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Conference on Climate Change Law and Governance in South Asia - BRICs Law and Policy Dialogue on Climate Change, Sustainable Energy & Biodiversity’. Venue: Auditorium, India International Center Annex, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.  Date: August 20-21, 2010.

Workshop Report by Prof Brendan Mackey, PhD, The Australian National University
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20 Sep 2010 | News story

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Non Regression Principle Knowledge Forum

As you already know, the Principle of Non-Regression is an International Law Principle known by Human Rights specialists requiring that norms which have already been adopted by States not be revised, if this implies going backwards on the subject of standards of protection of collective and individual rights.

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law has established a Knowledge Forum on the matter to take concerted action against this considerable challenge faced by environmental law. …  

19 Aug 2010 | News story

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Join the Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal

On 4 August the Environmental Law Centre’s (ELC) Internet platform on Rights-based Approaches to Conservation (RBA) was launched amongst IUCN staff and members of IUCN Commissions (www.rights-based-approach.org). The aim is for this platform to become a central point for collecting and sharing relevant information and experience on the conceptualisation, development and implementation of RBAs to conservation and for building an interactive community of stakeholders, in order to ensure the integration of rights considerations into conservation practices. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story
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Gustavo Alanis - CEL SC Member

Two new CEL Steering Committee members

Two new members: Mr. Gustavo Alanis, from Mexico, and Ms. Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons, from France, were accepted as members of the CEL Steering Committee in the 74th Council Meeting held this June in Gland. …  

22 Jun 2010 | News story


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