Droit environnemental

Project inception meeting, November 2015

Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade in Tanzania

Acknowledging the increase of illegal killing of animals in the last decades and the parallel multiplication of highly organized criminal networks threatening local biodiversity and endangered species in Africa, the Environmental Law Centre introduced a project focusing on Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade in Tanzania. The burgeoning demand for ivory, together with low conviction rates and lenient penalties limit the effects of national or international legal instruments focusing on wildlife conservation. …  

06 Nov 2015 | News story

BRIDGE workshop Cote d'Ivoire

Strengthening cooperation in the governance of shared waters in West Africa

West African countries face relatively similar challenges with regard to the governance of transboundary waters but are not at the same level of cooperation: In some basins such as the Volta or the Senegal, transboundary cooperation between riparians is already well-established and codified in a basin agreement. However, some other basins are still developing the legal and institutional architecture for cooperation in the governance of those shared waters. …  

11 Oct 2015 | News story

Hydrodiplomacy training BKK September 2015

Water Ecosystems and Regional Security: The Role of Hydrodiplomacy

 As the world’s most productive inland fishery, the Mekong Basin provides 25% of the global freshwater catch and serves as an important source of food, water and energy for over 60 million people. However, economic growth, hydropower development, and climate change have placed increasing pressure on this rich ecosystem. In order to ensure regional sustainability and security, strengthening cooperation between riparian countries is imperative. International water law can help. …  

05 Oct 2015 | News story

UNEP IKM Steering Committee Meeting

UNEP IKM Steering Committee Meeting

The MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative Steering Committee met for the 6th time to discuss and agree on standards and improvements in information management, outlining the synergies between UNEP affiliated Multilateral Environmental Agreements and providing information for better policy and decision making. IUCN participated in this meeting in its capacity as longstanding observer to the initiative, as ECOLEX partner and as project consultant.  …  

05 Oct 2015 | News story


The Principle of Non Regression of Environmental Law in Ibero-America

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre presents a new book, The Principle of No Regression of Environmental Law in Ibero-America, which is published in the series “IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper”. Members of the World Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Masters in Environmental Law of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) contributed to this book, which describes how this new principle has permeated into national legislation and jurisprudence in different countries of the region. …  

30 Sep 2015 | News story

Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law

Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV

The Environmental Law Centre represented IUCN in the Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 7 – 11 September, 2015. The Montevideo Programme IV was adopted by the UNEP Governing Council in February 2009 as a strategy for the international law community and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). …  

25 Sep 2015 | News story

Waterfalls in Togitogiga Reserve, Samoa

Launch of IUCN Protected Areas Law Capacity Building Modules

IUCN is pleased to announce the launch of a new set of resources for teaching and training on protected areas law and governance. The materials are designed to support educators in a wide variety of settings, such as training sessions, workshops, university courses and practitioner seminars. They include seminar presentations, interactive exercises, and short videos. All are freely available on www.protectedareaslaw.org. This platform also provides a hub for educators to upload their own relevant resources to share with others around the world. …  

18 Sep 2015 | News story

Katelijn Van Hende, ELC Legal Officer, August 2015

ELC welcomes a new colleague

Katelijn Van Hende, a Belgian national, joined the ELC as a Legal Officer in August. Prior to joining IUCN, Katelijn was a lecturer at the School of Energy and Resources of University College London (UCL Australia), where she lectured on Law for Energy and Resources and International Policy and Geopolitics of Energy and Resources. …  

04 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Le compte à rebours du grand sommet mondial de l’environnement a commencé

Gland, Suisse, 1er septembre 2015 (UICN) – Le Congrès mondial de la nature 2016 de l’UICN commencera d’ici un an, jour pour jour. Cet important forum de décision, le plus grand et le plus inclusif dans le domaine de l’environnement, définira la voie à suivre pour la conservation de la nature dans les années à venir. …   | English | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 82 - Legalidad Forestal en Mesoamérica

Forestry law in Mesoamerica

Change in land uses is one of the main factors contributing to deforestation and one of the main challenges facing Mesoamerica. Existing laws and regulations are in need of revision in order to ensure efficient and effective implementation by institutions and state agencies. This is one of the main conclusions of the book: Legalidad forestal en Mesoamérica (Forestry Law in Mesoamerica) published on June 30, 2015 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre of the Environmental Law Programme. …  

27 Jul 2015 | News story

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