Environmental Law

Mekong at sunset

BRIDGE – Training workshop on water governance

Promoting water governance capacity across boundaries lies at the core of the IUCN BRIDGE -Building River Dialogue and Governance- project. A training workshop on water governance learning took place in Lima, Peru from 13 to 15 April for BRIDGE coordinators from Asia, Central and South America. …  

19 Apr 2012 | News story

Alejandro Iza and Alice Aureli

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: Launch of the publication Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Issues

Marseille, 16 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre launched the book “Governance of Shared Waters: Legal and Institutional Aspects” (Grethel Aguilar Rojas and Alejandro Iza (2011). Governance of Shared Waters. Legal and Institutional Issues. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.). …  

30 Mar 2012 | News story

TSG 1.51 Formal session

Dialogue and Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins

Marseille, 14 March 2012. IUCN, WWF, Green Cross International and the IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science (University of Dundee) co-convened the event “Strengthening Dialogue and Cooperation in Transboundary River Basins”. …  

28 Mar 2012 | News story

TSG 1.51 Formal session

IUCN-ELC at the 6th World Water Forum: The TSG 1.5.1 session “Why does water law matter to you? Exploring local to global perspectives”

Marseille, 14 March 2012. The IUCN Environmental Law Centre was actively involved in the preparation process of the 6th World Water Forum as coordinator of the Target and Solutions Group (TSG) 1.5.1: Increase the political acceptance and implementation of the principles of existing international, regional and local water law in the international community. The aforementioned TSG was part of the Priority for Action 1.5: Contribute to Cooperation and Peace through Water. …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

WLGSP launch at the Swiss Pavilion

Launching the Water Law and Governance Support Platform: a direct line to legal expertise

Marseille, 13 March 2012. On the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre and the Global Water Programme launched the Water Law and Governance Support Platform (WLGSP). The event was hosted by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and held in the Swiss Pavilion (Marseille, Parc Chanot - Hall 3). …  

27 Mar 2012 | News story

ABS in relation to Marine Genetic Resources in ABNJs

IUCN-BfN International Seminar on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction - Report now available

The international seminar on conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) was organized by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn, Germany 1-3 December, 2011. …  

21 Mar 2012 | News story

Participantes al taller

Especialistas revisan Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de República Dominicana y discuten consideraciones para enfrentar efectos del cambio climático

Santo Domingo. Representantes del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, el Comité Nacional de Miembros de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN) y representantes de la sociedad civil de República Dominicana se reunieron el 7 y 8 de marzo para identificar las acciones que deben fortalecerse para hacer del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas un instrumento sólido y eficaz para enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático. …  

15 Mar 2012 | News story

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia.

Water without borders

Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). …   | French | Spanish

13 Mar 2012 | News story

Book cover

Towards more effective governance of ecosystem services – lessons learned from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, and Ecuador

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme has just published an Environmental Policy and Law Paper on the governance of ecosystem services, based on case studies from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica and Ecuador. (Thomas Greiber and Simone Schiele (Eds.) (2011), Governance of Ecosystem Services. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. Xii + 140pp.) The aim of this publication is to suggest ways for more effective governance of ecosystem services by examining the relevant legal and institutional frameworks of selected countries, identifying the gaps that exist and making recommendations for improvement. …  

07 Mar 2012 | News story

Spanish version of EPLP 77 "Legal Frameworks for REDD"

Spanish version of "Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level” (EPLP 77) now available

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has just released the Spanish version of the publication “Legal Frameworks for REDD: Design and Implementation at the National Level”. This publication identifies and analyses issues relating to the formulation and execution of laws and regulations for REDD at the national level. It was developed in collaboration with international and national REDD legal experts and includes case studies from Brazil, Cameroon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea.
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06 Mar 2012 | 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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