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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

Participants of the Soil Legislation Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, September 2007

Regional Guidelines for Soil Legislation in the Balkans

An international conference was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 25-28 September
2007 on Soil Erosion and Torrent Control as a Factor in Sustainable River Basin
Management, to celebrate 100 years of experience with soil erosion control in the
Balkan region. …  

10 Oct 2007 | News story

Nawzat Ali, Carl Bruch and Hassan Partow

Armed Conflict and the Environment

On September 17-18, 2007, the CEL Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment co-convened an international meeting on "Managing Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Societies: Lessons in Making the Transition to Peace." …  

05 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants of the Asia Regional Conservation Forum

Asia Regional Conservation Forum

The Asia Regional Conservation Forum, the region’s biggest and most important conservation event, was held 10-13 September in Kathmandu, Nepal. …  

18 Sep 2007 | News story

Participants of the International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change

International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change in Iceland

Members of the Commission on Environmental Law  (CEL) participated in the International Forum on Soil, Society and Global Change at Selfoss in Iceland on 31 August-4 September 2007. …  

17 Sep 2007 | News story

EPLP 58: Gobernanza de aguas compartidas

Sharing experiences on shared waters

A number of representatives from local governments, NGOs, civil society, and IUCN partners have been trained recently in legal and institutional aspects relating to shared waters in Mesoamerica. …  

02 Aug 2007 | News story

CEL Specialist Group Chairs

Full of eastern promise - CEL Specialists meet on the Bosphorus

On 29-30 June, the Chairs of the 12 Specialist Groups of IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) met in Istanbul to discuss how to coordinate their work, to ensure that the Specialist Groups complement each others' efforts and contribute to the work of IUCN. …  

05 Jul 2007 | News story

Melinda Janki

CEL Steering Committee Vice Chair visits ELC

Melinda Janki, Vice Chair of the CEL Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Protected Areas Specialist Group, visited the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) this week. …  

05 Jul 2007 | News story

Nawzat Ali

IUCN CEL Steering Committee member to take senior position in Jordan

IUCN CEL Vice Chair Ms. AL-Sharifeh Nawzat bint Ali has been appointed by the Minister of Environment of Jordan to be his Legal Adviser on International Environmental Law issues, in Amman, starting end of July 2007. …  

22 Jun 2007 | News story

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