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Water and Climate: Focus of 2010 World Water Week

How does water allocation happen if water resources increasingly fluctuate? What does sustainability mean in the context of an evolving definition of “normal”? …  

06 Oct 2010 | News story

Women pastoralists taking part in participatory filming (Olbil, Tanzania)

Participatory Video in the Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Participatory Video, a new innovative way of capturing and sharing communities’ voices on social and environmental change, was recently introduced by the IUCN Water Programme. …  

30 Sep 2010 | News story

Study tour participants

Enhancing Capacity-Building for Protected Area Management in the South Caucasus

20-24 September, Bonn Germany
Fifteen representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia came to the ELC  for a week of training on protected area management and governance.  During the seminar, participants exchanged views with experts from IUCN staff and IUCN membership and with other guest speakers on the involvement of the public in protected area management and planning, focusing on protected area co-management in particular. …  

29 Sep 2010 | News story

Alejandro Iza at SIWI World Water Week

The ELC at World Water Week

The Environmental Law Centre participated in World Water Week (WWW) in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 to 11 September 2010. Dr. Alejandro Iza, director of the Centre, together with Juan Carlos Sanchez, legal officer, joined the IUCN delegation in the most important water event of the year. …  

24 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN logo

Joint workshop on Human Rights and Environmental Protection

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law held a joint workshop on Monday 13th September at the University of Ghent in Belgium on “Integrating human rights and environmental protection: status quo and ways forward”. This workshop preceded the Academy’s 8th annual colloquium, this year on the linkages between biodiversity and climate change. Justice Antonio Benjamin, Deputy Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and Justice of the High Court of Brazil was also present at the event to give introductory remarks. …  

20 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Vegetable nursery in Linda Vista, Guatemala

Communities reduce disaster risks by investing in nature

"Hurricane Stan in 2005 was the catalyst for action. We knew what needed to be done, we just did not realize the risks of inaction", said Gerardo Barrios De León, Head of the Tojgüech River Microwatershed Council. …  

23 Aug 2010 | News story

Logo of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL)

Non Regression Principle Knowledge Forum

As you already know, the Principle of Non-Regression is an International Law Principle known by Human Rights specialists requiring that norms which have already been adopted by States not be revised, if this implies going backwards on the subject of standards of protection of collective and individual rights.

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law has established a Knowledge Forum on the matter to take concerted action against this considerable challenge faced by environmental law. …  

19 Aug 2010 | News story

RBA to Conservation logo

Join the Rights-Based Approach to Conservation Portal

On 4 August the Environmental Law Centre’s (ELC) Internet platform on Rights-based Approaches to Conservation (RBA) was launched amongst IUCN staff and members of IUCN Commissions ( The aim is for this platform to become a central point for collecting and sharing relevant information and experience on the conceptualisation, development and implementation of RBAs to conservation and for building an interactive community of stakeholders, in order to ensure the integration of rights considerations into conservation practices. …  

05 Aug 2010 | News story
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