Environmental Law

Workshop participants

Policy, Law and Environmental Flows

What is the appropriate policy and legal framework to regulate environmental flows within river basins? What are the ways in which competing water uses can be reflected in law and policy? 

10 Mar 2008 | News story

Nawzat Ali

IUCN CEL Steering Committee member participated in first WARC meeting

IUCN CEL Vice Chair Ms. AL-Sharifeh Nawzat bint Ali attended the first meeting of the West Asia Regional Committee (WARC) on Monday 21 January 2008 in Amman, Jordan, at the invitation of Dr. Odeh Al Jayyousi, IUCN Regional Director of West Asia Office (WAME). …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Meinhard Doelle

A Change of Climate

Prof. Meinhard Doelle, a specialist in international and domestic law relating to climate change, has joined the staff of the IUCN Environmental Law Centre for five months to work on linkages between biodiversity and climate change. …  

25 Jan 2008 | News story

EPLP 67/3

New publication on Access and Benefit-sharing

IUCN Environmental Law Centre has published the first three volumes of the ‘ABS Series’ – a five-volume sub-series of the ELP’s Environmental Policy and Law Papers. The Series provides intensively researched expert analysis by internationally respected authors and contributors on key issues of access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing under the CBD. …  

17 Jan 2008 | News story

Group work during the discussion session to provide comments to the draft law at the workshop

Leveraging legal mechanisms to safeguard biodiversity in Viet Nam

The Government of Viet Nam, with the support of the IUCN and in coordination with other partners, is developing the Draft Biodiversity Law. This is initiated subsequent to the Government Decision No. 35/2003/QD-TTg, which mandates the development to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

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

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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