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The value of groundwater in European Forests

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Regional Office for Europe, in collaboration with the Confederation of European Forest Owners, has recently developed a report – Study on the Economic Value of Groundwater and Biodiversity in European Forests – which explores the current state of payments for ecosystem services (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

03 Jun 2009 | News story
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CEL SC meeting in Brazil 2009

First Steering Committee Meeting, 2009-2012 Mandate

The Commission on Environmental Law held the first meeting of its new Steering Committee from April 29th to May 1st, 2009 in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil. The meeting was co-hosted by the Brazilian Association of Environmental District Attorneys (Associação Brasileira do Ministério Publico de Meio Ambiente—ABRAMPA). …  

08 May 2009 | News story
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Marine Protected Areas: Legislative and Policy Gap Analysis for Fiji Islands

IUCN is pleased to announce the release of a policy and legislation gap analysis for marine protected areas in the Fiji Islands. The paper was prepared on behalf of the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania, at the request of the WWF South Pacific Programme, and was co-authored by IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) member, Ms Erika Techera, and IUCN Legal Research Intern, Ms Shauna Troniak. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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Banderole Atelier RDC

Atelier de concertation sur le projet de loi-cadre environnementale en R.D.C.

Du 23 au 24 avril 2009, le Centre du Droit de l’Environnement de l´UICN et le Programme République Démocratique du Congo de l’UICN ont organisé un atelier de concertation autour de la future loi-cadre environnementale de la République Démocratique du Congo (R.D.C.), à Kinshasa, sous le patronage du Ministère de l´Environnement, de la Conservation de la Nature et du Tourisme de la R.D.C. …  

30 Apr 2009 | News story
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Juan Marco meets ELC staff

Group 3 Head visits ELC Bonn

Juan Marco Alvarez, the newly appointed Head of Group 3 - Economy and Environmental Governance (EEG), was warmly welcomed by the staff of the Environmental Law Centre on his first visit to the ELC in his new role yesterday. …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story
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Rizwana Hasan - Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2009

Rizwana Hasan awarded Goldman Environmental Prize 2009

Ms. Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, an IUCN member, and a member of IUCN’s Commission on Environmental Law, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for 2009. …  

20 Apr 2009 | News story
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Nick Robinson

Former CEL Chair, Nick Robinson, named University Professor at Pace

It was announced yesterday that Nicholas A. Robinson, an internationally-recognized architect of international environmental law and an innovator in training thousands of environmental lawyers around the world, has been appointed University Professor at Pace University - the first university-wide professor in the history of Pace. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story
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Jane Bulmer, IUCN ELC

ABS Working Group meet in Paris

ELC Legal Officer, Jane Bulmer, presented her study paper at a well attended side event at the 7th Meeting of the ABS Working Group. The study looks at the relationship between the international regime on ABS, being developed under the CBD, and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources and the FAO Commission on genetic resources for food and agriculture. …  

16 Apr 2009 | News story
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Water helpdesk presentation to parliamentarians at WWF5

Parliaments for Water

On 19 March 2009, during the high level segment of the 5th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), in partnership with the World Water Council (WWC), presented their proposal for creating a helpdesk to aid parliamentarians in the development of water-related legislation.  …  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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SHARE side event

Sharing water across boundaries

Approximately 260 international river basins cover nearly half of the earth’s surface, provide an estimated 60 percent of the world’s freshwater, and are home to 40 percent of the world’s population. Leading up to World Water Day on 22 March, at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, IUCN presented one of its latest publications, “Share: Managing Water Across Boundaries”, which focuses on transboundary cooperation of shared water resources. …  

08 Apr 2009 | News story
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