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ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting in Rome, July 2008

ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting

The Steering Committee of ECOLEX met at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on July 21-22. Present were representatives of the three partner organisations, FAO, IUCN, and UNEP - including Stefano Burchi (FAO), Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin (IUCN) and Iwona Rummel-Bulska (UNEP). …  

25 Jul 2008 | News story

EPLP 68: Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas

La publicación "Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia", es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental. Esto proyecto tuvo tiene por objeto documentar algunas de las prácticas locales más significativas en materia de aguas en cuatro países de América Latina: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala y Paraguay. …  

17 Jul 2008 | News story

Jordan

Water - a scarce resource in the MENA region

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in the first IUCN REWARD workshop which was held from 12 – 14 July in Cairo, Egypt, under the patronage of HE Dr Mahmoud Abu Zeid, President of the Arab Water Council and Egyptian Minister of Water and Irrigation. The Regional Water Resources and Drylands (REWARD) Programme has been initiated by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia and Middle East (WAME) in response to the alert of scarce water resources in the region. …  

16 Jul 2008 | News story

participated in the Arab International Conference on Environmental Legislation

Promoting environmental law in the Arab region

The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP), represented by the Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) and colleagues from the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), participated in the Arab International Conference on Environmental Legislation which was held from 05 – 07 July 2008 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. …  

09 Jul 2008 | News story

A group activity during the training course

Build your skills: Apply now to participate in one of fifty Learning Opportunities during the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Fifty Learning Opportunities are offered to you as a fully registered delegate during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Barcelona from 5 to 9 October 2008. These are interactive, skills-building workshops on topics ranging from ecosystem data collection, analysis and use, to the basics of working with business; from conflict resolution to online tools driving conservation action; from multilateral negotiation skills to techniques for accelerating change. Apply to participate now! More >>  | French | Spanish

20 Jun 2008 | News story

Amidou Garané

From the Volta Basin to the Rhine

Professor Amidou Garané, from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), is visiting the ELC this month to work on international rivers governance related to the Volta Basin. …  

17 Jun 2008 | News story

Traditional pandanus mat.

IUCN Training for Pacific Island Magistrates

On 4 June, the IUCN Regional Office for Oceania presented training on human rights and the environment for lay magistrates from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. …  

04 Jun 2008 | News story

Daniel Klein, IUCN's Environmental Law Centre

The third pillar of the CBD: Access and Benefit Sharing

Access and Benefit Sharing is intrinsically linked to the other two pillars - conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Delegates in Bonn agreed to continue work on an international regime for this issue. …  

29 May 2008 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN's DG at CBD

Your gateway to environmental law

Bonn, Germany, May 26, 2008 (IUCN/FAO/UNEP) – The world’s most comprehensive database on environmental law has been launched by IUCN, FAO and UNEP at the CBD in Bonn. Available online at www.ecolex.org, it encompasses nearly 70,000 entries from more than 180 countries. …  

26 May 2008 | News story

Protected areas side event at CBD COP9

Protected areas: the critical role of law

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) held a well attended side-event on “Protected areas: the critical role of law” during the first week of COP 9. The event aimed at presenting a project initiated by the ELC to develop guidelines for protected areas (PAs) legislation. Participants have shown great interest in the project, welcoming the initiative and drawing attention to a number of key questions which they expected the Guidelines to address. …  

23 May 2008 | News story

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