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A tribute to Warren Waetford, ELC Legal Officer

Following a tragic accident last weekend, on 3 November 2012, we have lost a dear colleague. …  

06 Nov 2012 | News story
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The Mekong river at the border tripoint of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos

Hydro-diplomacy: Bridging the gap between science, policy and action

How we use and share water is a complex issue. It involves diverse groups of people such as farmers and fishermen, energy suppliers and developers, all who are competing for a limited and precious resource. Water use issues typically cross natural, social and political boundaries and can be local, national, regional and global in nature. …  

01 Nov 2012 | News story

BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance

BRIDGE 'Building River Dialogue and Governance': Plans towards 2013

Cross-border water management not only benefits regional water security, but also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation. IUCN BRIDGE project colleagues met in Chiangrai to discuss progress on the transboundary initiative since it's inception in May 2011, and in particular to put in place plans for BRIDGE into 2013 and beyond. …  

29 Oct 2012 | News story

Launch of the ABS Guide at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad, 10 October 2012

Launch of the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS

On 10 October 2012, the IUCN Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity was launched. At the 11th meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties, the final English version of the Guide was presented by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the IUCN Global Policy Unit. This Guide will facilitate a clear understanding of the text of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS and the resulting obligations for the Parties to the Protocol. …  

12 Oct 2012 | News story

Trabajo en grupos durante la capacitación

Consolidation of the Binational (Panama-Costa Rica) Commission of the Sixaola River Basin Moves Forward

Members of the Sixaola Binational Commission met May 14-17 in Bocas del Toro, Panama, to strengthen their capacities in governance of shared waters and determine the next steps as commission. …   | Spanish

28 Sep 2012 | News story
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CC100, Jeju, Korea

How can law support effective benefit sharing and participation in REDD+?

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre held an all day conservation campus event on 'Law and governance for REDD+' on Saturday, 8 September at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. Co-organizers and partners included ClientEarth, the World Resources Institute, the International Development Law Organization, Conservation International-Peru, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, the IUCN Mesoamerica Office (ORMA), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. …  

26 Sep 2012 | News story
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CC99 Adaptation Law and Governance

What is the role of law in climate change adaptation?

Does the law help or impede adaptation efforts? How can we resolve the tension between law, which is "stationary", and adapting to a changing climate, which is a dynamic, constantly evolving process? These were some of the questions being addressed at an all day conservation campus event on 'Law, good governance and climate change adaptation' held on Friday, 7 September at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. The event was organized by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Environmental Law Institute. Co-organizers and partners included the World Resources Institute, the International Development Law Organization, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, the IUCN Eastern & Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.   …  

26 Sep 2012 | News story
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COVER CONNECTIVITY PAPER

The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation

Connectivity is the dynamic paradigm for conservation and land use. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), in collaboration with the Protected Areas Programme (PAP), the Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have produced a draft concept paper, “The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation” , which reviews and analyzes the range of legal mechanisms that currently exist to support connectivity conservation and draws out key messages for the future of connectivity conservation law. …  

25 Sep 2012 | News story
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IUCN Photo Library © Jim Thorsell

El financiamiento para áreas protegidas requiere asumir los costos de la prevención

El 11 de septiembre tuvo lugar el taller “Financiamiento de Áreas Protegidas: asumiendo los costos de la prevención”. El taller, que contó con la participación de representantes de diversos lugares del planeta, fue co-organizado por Ecojure, Fundación Patagonia Natural y el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN. …  

16 Sep 2012 | News story
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Dr. W. E. Burhenne received Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne was awarded the Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal

During its World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, IUCN awarded the prestigious Harold Jefferson Coolidge Memorial Medal to Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne for his internationally significant contributions to effective conservation, embodying Dr Coolidge’s vision of needed achievements in this field, namely to create and support effective conservation initiatives and institutions, as well as inspire, encourage and support individuals to become leading conservationists. …  

14 Sep 2012 | News story


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