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Legal Effectiveness meeting, ELC Bonn 2015

Improving Effectiveness of Environmental Law: A meeting of experts

The last five decades have seen a proliferation of legal instruments related to the environment, ranging from treaties to national legislation to constitutional provisions to municipal regulations. Yet ecosystems and natural resources continue to decline at an alarming rate, while environmental challenges such as climate change and species loss accelerate. The expansive legal framework we have developed to ensure environmental sustainability is not meeting the ever-growing challenge. This raises questions of legal effectiveness. …  

10 Jul 2015 | News story

Charline Gaudin - ELC Legal Officer 2015

A new colleague in Bonn

The ELC welcomed a new colleague to the legal team this month.  Graduating in international law and international organisations from Paris I Sorbonne with a specialisation in international environmental law, Charline Gaudin is a French national with 10 years of environmental legal experience. …  

10 Jul 2015 | News story

Elephant Ivory

The European Union becomes a party to CITES

The European Union joined the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on 8 July 2015. The Convention – which was launched in 1975 as an international agreement – ensures that the trade of more than 35,000 species of animals and plants is conducted in a legal and sustainable manner. 

09 Jul 2015 | News story

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IUCN Independent Observer follows whale protection during offshore oil and gas mapping in Sakhalin

IUCN has seconded an Independent Observer to follow the implementation of monitoring and mitigation measures during a seismic survey that just began close to the main western gray whale feeding area near Sakhalin Island, on the Russian coast, just north of Japan. …   | Russian

09 Jul 2015 | News story

Mark Smith, IUCN Director Global Water Programme, at side event 'A Global Partnership for Wetland Restoration'

Blog: The ambition to guide action for wetland conservation...outside our offices

By Stefano Barchiesi. While recognising that it's approval is a statement of commitment by Ramsar Contracting Parties, the Strategic Plan 2016-2024 is a responsibility of all sectors to acknowledge the benefits wetlands provide for water supply, energy production, food security, disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. Policy and action to protect wetlands should therefore be developed in a coordinated way involving ministries of agriculture, mining, health, and infrastructure. Protecting wetlands is a shared responsibility. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

World Leaders' Conservation Forum held in Jeju, South Korea

First World Leaders’ Conservation Forum promotes peaceful co-existence with nature

Jeju, South Korea – The first World Leaders’ Conservation Forum held here (7-9 July) underscored the critical role of nature conservation in peace building and sustainable development. It called for bold leadership at the global and local levels to stop the devastating loss of biodiversity taking place today. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

Local fishers in PNG

Protecting and safeguarding the environment through Law

From Indonesia to the Solomon Islands, 363 million people depend on marine resources in the Coral Triangle region (CTR). Coping with threats from human activities and climate change is a major stake in the western Pacific region which faces overfishing, destructive fishing methods (cyanide or blast), increasing human populations and loss of critical habitats. Increasing the resilience of the coastal and marine ecosystem by strengthening coastal and marine management will contribute to food and livelihood security. …  

09 Jul 2015 | News story

NatureFiji Acmopyle mascot at the Pacific Islands Species Forum 2015

Successful Pacific Islands Species Forum comes to a close in Suva

Over three days, 65 participants came together and shared a diverse range of exciting information on Pacific Island species, talking about the issues of data gaps, research, implementation on the ground, and how data can be fed more effectively into policy. 

08 Jul 2015 | News story

Participantes del Taller

Comunicadores de países sudamericanos se reunieron en Lima para intercambiar experiencias y consolidar la comunicación de la Visión Amazónica

Ecuador, Colombia, Perú y Brasil participaron del 2 al 3 de julio en el Taller Regional de Comunicación de la Visión Amazónica, evento organizado por el proyecto Integración de Áreas Protegidas Amazónicas (IAPA) de la Red Latinoamericana de Parques Nacionales (REDPARQUES). Aquí se creó una estrategia de comunicación regional para la visibilización de las áreas protegidas de la Amazonía.  …  

08 Jul 2015 | News story

“Taller de Intercambio de experiencias en gestión de cuencas transfronterizas”,

Actores claves analizan varios modelos de gestión de cuencas compartidas.

 Del 30 de junio al 2 de julio se desarrolló el taller de intercambio de experiencias en gestión de cuencas transfronterizas entre varios países de Centroamérica y Sudamérica . El evento fue organizado por las oficinas regionales de la UICN de estas dos regiones, en el marco de la segunda fase de implementación del proyecto BRIDGE. …  

08 Jul 2015 | News story

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