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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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Legal and Institutional Frameworks of Water-related Payments for Ecosystem Services Schemes

At the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a side event in the IUCN Pavilion in order to share the findings of its current work on water-related payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes. The results of PES case studies from 4 Andean countries (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia) were presented to an interested audience. …  

07 Apr 2009 | News story
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RULE: reforming water governance

Under the IUCN Water and Nature Initiative, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), developed its latest toolkit, RULE: reforming water governance, with a view to strengthening water governance capacity at the national level by way of enhancing the capacities of water managers to deal with legal and policy issues. …  

03 Apr 2009 | News story
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ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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ABS in the Antarctic?

The Government of the Netherlands hosted an Intergovernmental Meeting of Experts on Biological Prospecting in the Antarctic Treaty Area in Baarn, Netherlands on 3-5 February 2009. …  

11 Feb 2009 | News story
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Cooperation with CIESIN on MEA data

IUCN and CIESIN ( Centre for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University) have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the further use and development of the IUCN data on Multilateral Environmental Agreements ( MEAs), which are one of the components of IUCN ELC's contribution to ECOLEX (see ECOLEX.org). …  

09 Feb 2009 | News story
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CEL Newsletter January 2009

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26 Jan 2009 | News story
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New year brings a new Legal Officer to ELC

John Costenbader has joined the team at the Environmental Law Centre as a Legal Officer. …  

13 Jan 2009 | News story

Convention on Biological Diversity

Workshop on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and the international regime on access and benefit sharing

In December, Jane Bulmer attended a workshop on traditional knowledge and the International ABS regime. The workshop was hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Vienna  and brought together 25 participants, acting in their personal capacity to encourage an open exchange of views. …  

12 Jan 2009 | News story

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Assessing Countries' Legal and Institutional Frameworks Relating to PES

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and the Katoomba Group are currently implementing a legal analysis initiative with the aim of better understanding the legal and institutional frameworks of water and carbon related Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes. …  

16 Dec 2008 | News story


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