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ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn on December 12-13. …  

20 Dec 2007 | News story

Workshop participants

Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach

As there is no generally accepted definition of a rights-based approach to conservation, multiple interpretations exist which leads to confusion when the term is used. The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has initiated further research and debate about the application of such an approach in order to evaluate the potential merit of the concept and enable it to be ‘operationalized’. …  

10 Dec 2007 | News story

Tranh Thi Huong Trang

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Tran Thi Huong Trang from Vietnam, one of the winners of this year's Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, was visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn in early November. …  

20 Nov 2007 | News story

Thunnus obesus or Bigeye tuna.

High Sea Governance for the 21st Century

The Experts Informal Workshop on High Seas Governance in the 21st Century was held from October 17 to 19, 2007, and brought together over 50 global experts on international marine policy, science, law and economics to address urgent concerns about how to govern the high seas and what global priorities should be when it comes to the protection of the marine environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction. …  

25 Oct 2007 | News story

Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty

New Book Series on Access and Benefit-sharing

In one of IUCN’s three Side Events organized during the Fifth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (WG-ABS) in Montreal, Canada, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the first three books of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. …  

12 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants of the Soil Legislation Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, September 2007

Regional Guidelines for Soil Legislation in the Balkans

An international conference was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 25-28 September
2007 on Soil Erosion and Torrent Control as a Factor in Sustainable River Basin
Management, to celebrate 100 years of experience with soil erosion control in the
Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2007 | News story

Nawzat Ali, Carl Bruch and Hassan Partow

Armed Conflict and the Environment

On September 17-18, 2007, the CEL Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment co-convened an international meeting on "Managing Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Societies: Lessons in Making the Transition to Peace." …  

05 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants of the Asia Regional Conservation Forum

Asia Regional Conservation Forum

The Asia Regional Conservation Forum, the region’s biggest and most important conservation event, was held 10-13 September in Kathmandu, Nepal. …  

18 Sep 2007 | News story

Participants of the International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change

International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change in Iceland

Members of the Commission on Environmental Law  (CEL) participated in the International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change at Selfoss in Iceland on 31 August-4 September 2007. …  

17 Sep 2007 | News story

EPLP 58: Gobernanza de aguas compartidas

Sharing experiences on shared waters

A number of representatives from local governments, NGOs, civil society, and IUCN partners have been trained recently in legal and institutional aspects relating to shared waters in Mesoamerica. …  

02 Aug 2007 | News story

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