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ECOLEX Steering Committee meeting participants, 15 May 2015

Information management on environmental law gained new momentum among the ECOLEX partnership

On May 14-15, 2015, the 21st ECOLEX Steering Committee Meeting was hosted by FAO in Rome, Italy. Building on a tripartite partnership of nearly 14 years, FAO, IUCN and UNEP gained new momentum to elevate information management on environmental law through new plans and technical improvement for ECOLEX-the gateway to environmental law. …  

21 May 2015 | News story

Klaus Töpfer fellows visit ELC, 27.2.15

Klaus Töpfer Fellows visit ELC

On 27 February, ELC hosted a group of young professionals taking part in the prestigious Klaus Töpfer Fellowship organised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation. The Fellows are young conservation leaders from countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. …  

13 Mar 2015 | News story

Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Post-workshop visit to Katavi National Park, Mpanda, Tanzania

Integrated Planning Inception Workshop in Mpanda, Tanzania

On January 21-22, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, together with the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), and Tanzania country office, held a workshop in Mpanda District, Tanzania, to consult with stakeholders and launch a project on integrated planning in the Lake Tanganyika Basin. …  

30 Jan 2015 | News story

Participants in protected areas law training session at World Parks Congress

ELP at the World Parks Congress

In November, over 6000 participants from more than 170 countries attended the World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia. This Congress takes place once every ten years, bringing together experts, practitioners, policymakers and stakeholders to shape the international policy agenda for protected areas for the next decade. …  

17 Dec 2014 | News story

WPC Logo square

Gearing up for the World Parks Congress

The IUCN World Parks Congress, taking place 12-19 November, is an event held once a decade to engage the international community and set the global policy agenda for protected areas and other area-based conservation.  …  

11 Nov 2014 | News story

Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

MicroB3 Stakeholder workshop participants, Brussels, 25-26 September 2014

Micro B3 Stakeholder Workshop on Data-Sharing and ABS Compliance

On 25 and 26 September 2014, Micro B3 work package 8 organized its second stakeholder workshop, titled “At the Crossroads of Open Access to Data with Access and Benefit-Sharing Requirements – Promoting Pre-competitive Scientific Research”. …  

30 Sep 2014 | News story

Participants of DAAD Alumni Seminar "Reflecting Biodiversity..." visit ELC 15 September 2014

ELC Welcomes Participants of International DAAD Alumni Seminar

On 15 September, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre hosted 25 participants of the International DAAD Alumni-Seminar “Reflecting Biodiversity – Holistic approaches and regional adaptation”, which was convened on 12-15 September 2014 by the University of Bonn’s Forum of International Academic Sciences, in the run-up to the international BION conference “Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow” in Bonn. …  

19 Sep 2014 | News story

The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

Governments demonstrate their commitment to fair and equitable use of the planet’s genetic resources

A critical mass of 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has now ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) - a new international regime which aims to ensure fair access to the planet’s genetic resources, while making sure that benefits derived from their use are properly shared across the globe. This achievement will bring the Protocol into force on 12 October 2014. …  

18 Jul 2014 | News story

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