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Somkinda Traore

Winners of the first Paper Contest for Judges

We are very proud to announce the results of the first Paper Contest for Judges organized by the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law’s Judiciary Specialist Group.  …  

27 Aug 2008 | News story

School children looking for the prize winning drawing at a competition

Apply for a place on one of 50 skills-building workshops!

1’500 participants in the World Conservation Congress will build their skills for conservation action by participating in one of 50 (4-8 hours) practical and experiential workshops. Many have already secured their place during the first round of applications. Spaces are still available. Apply now if you wish to join!  …  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Congress footprint

Wanna be a responsible Congress participant? Read "My guide to a sustainable Congress"

My guide to a sustainable Congress has been put together to help delegates make environmentally-smart decisions at different stages of their trip to and stay in Barcelona. It is part of the IUCN’s effort to practice what it preaches at this year’s event on sustainability and conservation. The guide will hopefully get you thinking about how you can combine your own plans and interests with more sustainable forms of travel. The Spanish and French version of the guide will be available shortly. …  

12 Aug 2008 | News story

Workshop participants, La Antigua, Guatemala, July 2008

Playing roles that could be real

Several stakeholders from the governmental sector, NGOs and civil society together with IUCN practitioners, took part in a capacity building event focused on negotiating agreements for conflict resolutions on shared waters. …  

28 Jul 2008 | News story

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting in Rome, July 2008

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on July 21-22. Present were representatives of the three partner organisations, FAO, IUCN, and UNEP - including Stefano Burchi (FAO), Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin (IUCN) and Iwona Rummel-Bulska (UNEP). …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

EPLP 68: Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

La publicación "Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia", es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental. Esto proyecto tuvo tiene por objeto documentar algunas de las prácticas locales más significativas en materia de aguas en cuatro países de América Latina: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala y Paraguay. …  

17 Jul 2008 | News story

Jordan

Water - a scarce resource in the MENA region

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in the first IUCN REWARD workshop which was held from 12 – 14 July in Cairo, Egypt, under the patronage of HE Dr Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation. The Regional Water Resources and Drylands (REWARD) Programme has been initiated by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia and Middle East (WAME) in response to the alert of scarce water resources in the region. …  

16 Jul 2008 | News story

participated in the Arab International Conference on Environmental Legislation

Promoting environmental law in the Arab region

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP), represented by the Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and colleagues from the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), participated in the Arab International Conference on Environmental Legislation which was held from 05 – 07 July 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. …  

09 Jul 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Build your skills: Apply now to participate in one of fifty Learning Opportunities during the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Fifty Learning Opportunities are offered to you as a fully registered delegate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona from 5 to 9 October 2008. These are interactive, skills-building workshops on topics ranging from ecosystem data collection, analysis and use, to the basics of working with business; from conflict resolution to online tools driving conservation action; from multilateral negotiation skills to techniques for accelerating change. Apply to participate now! More >>  | French | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

Amidou Garané

From the Volta Basin to the Rhine

Professor Amidou Garané, from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is visiting the ELC this month to work on international rivers governance related to the Volta Basin. …  

17 Jun 2008 | News story

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