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Soils conference participants: University of Buenos Aires School of Law, 28 September 2009

Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision

On Monday, September 28 the “Current Situation of the Law on the Conservation of Soil as a Resource: Strategies and Vision” conference took place in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was organized by IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, the University of Buenos Aires School of Law , the Argentinean Ministry of the Environment, the Law for a Green Planet Institute and IDEA (Institute of Environmental Law and Economics). Distinguished authorities such as Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti, Justice Antonio Herman Benjamín and world specialists on Soils and Desertification participated in the conference. …  

09 Oct 2009 | News story

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Forest governance and climate policies

Fred Stolle of the World Resources Institute looks at the need for REDD to address forest governance issues as well as creating market incentives. …  

01 Oct 2009 | News story
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A fresh face for the Environmental Law Programme

We are happy to announce that Sarah Lucas, from Réunion, joined the team at IUCN Environmental Law Centre as a Junior Legal Officer on 1 September. …  

22 Sep 2009 | News story

Lake Chad Basin

Invest in nature, ensure water resilience

World Water Week, held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 16 to 22 August, gathers more than 2500 experts to help resolve the growing water crisis. Less than one percent of the world's fresh water is readily accessible for direct human use. …  

14 Aug 2009 | News story

Protected Areas Legislation Guidelines review workshop Bonn, 13-16 July 2009

ELC-convened International Workshop on Protected Areas Legislation

Bonn, July 13-16.
Twenty-four experts from all parts of the world gathered in Bonn for a 4-day workshop to review progress made so far in the preparation of Guidelines for Protected Area Legislation, a project carried out by the ELC in partnership with CEL and WCPA. The meeting's main task was to consider the third draft of the Guidelines, as well as the twelve case studies which have been developed to accompany it. …  

07 Aug 2009 | News story
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Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

Derecho Ambiental en Centroamerica

La UICN a través de su Centro de Derecho Ambiental y su Oficina Regional para Mesoamérica, se complacen en presentar el libro: Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, el cual se enmarca dentro de la cooperación entre ambas oficinas. Derecho Ambiental en Centroamérica, aborda la temática desde una perspectiva regional y nacional; respondiendo a la necesidad de contar con un texto que sintetiza y analiza el amplio espectro temático del Derecho Ambiental. Una perspectiva centroamericana, que actualiza y desarrolla a fondo, el análisis jurídico de diversas materias. …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story
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CEL Chair appointed to Executive Planning Committee of INECE

 Dear CEL Members,
We are glad to share with you the recent appointment of Ms. Sheila Abed as part of the Executive Planning Committee (EPC) of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE). …  

29 Jul 2009 | News story

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The Environmental Information Revolution - A Forum

Climate change has spurred an unprecedented demand for information about our changing planet. Decision makers need timely, accurate, scientifically sound and relevant information. IUCN CEC Chair Keith Wheeler will moderate one of several high-powered panels on this issue at a Washington D.C. forum on July 30, 2009. Panel topics include private sector opportunity; Earth Observations and how to deliver information about carbon and oceans;  managing risk and guiding climate change adaptation; and financing the environmental information revolution.
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16 Jul 2009 | News story

IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 74

Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law

As most of the fish resources in the world’s oceans are constantly depleting, the development of effective and efficient instruments of fisheries management becomes crucial. Against this background, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme proudly presents its latest publication in the IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper Series, edited by Gerd Winter, a long standing member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, which focuses on a legal approach towards sustainable and equitable management of fish resources. …  

15 Jul 2009 | News story


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