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Announcing the 2016 World Environmental Law Congress!

We are excited to announce that the 1st World Environmental Law Congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 27 to 29 April 2016. 

15 Jan 2016 | News story

Workshop participants, at Wuhan University

Protected Areas Law Capacity Building Teachers & Trainers Workshop at Wuhan University

 In cooperation with the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) at Wuhan University, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC), IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and IUCN Academy of Environmental Law offered a workshop for law teachers and trainers in the Asian region as a part of the new Protected Areas Law Capacity Building Initiative. The intention of the workshop that ran from 23-27 November at Wuhan University was to present participants to protected areas law resources and a guide for use in different  teaching and training circumstances. …  

10 Dec 2015 | News story

Future of Environmental Law website

Announcing the WCEL Early Career Group Future of Environmental Law Website and Webinar Series!

The WCEL Early Career Group (ECG) is delighted to announce the launch of its new blog site, Future of Environmental Law, in addition to the first webinar of the series, which will be held at 7pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday 15 August 2015. The Future of Environmental Law webpage intends to create an online space where the different projects and work of the WCEL ECG and its members may be shared, including the webinar series. …  

06 Aug 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

People and bees

Call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES

IPBES has issued a call for nominations for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) for the three-year term 2015–2017, replacing the current interim MEP. The MEP is an important body as it is responsible for overseeing the scientific and technical development and implementation of the IPBES work programme. …   | French | Spanish

16 Jul 2014 | News story

PA Capacity Building SC, ELC Bonn 4.4.14

Meeting of Experts on Building Capacity in Protected Areas Law

In the first week in April, 2014, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held a meeting of the steering committee on Capacity Building for Protected Areas Law and Governance. ELC welcomed representatives working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania, consisting of both practitioners and academics, lawyers and non-lawyers, including partners from the World Commission on Environmental Law, the World Commission on Protected Areas, the IUCN Global Protected Areas Programme, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, and IUCN regional offices. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Online Water Congress

Interdisciplinary Water Congress (CINA 2014)

A virtual (online) congress of research on the challenges and perspectives of water, from 2 to 6 June 2014.
Aims to be a meeting point for communication and relationship between all those who are engaged in research in any water-related issues.
Please diffuse widely and we hope to be able to count on your participation.
For more information see CINA 2014 website at http://cina2014.org/index_in.htm or http://webs.uvigo.es/congresoagua/index_in.htm
Water Campus University of Vigo
  …   | Spanish

06 Feb 2014 | News story

Une vue de l'Assemblée au cours du Panel

Droit de l'environnement en Afrique : pour le renforcement de sa mise en oeuvre effective

Le Colloque international sur le droit de l’environnement en Afrique s’est tenu à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire, du 29 au 31 Octobre 2013 sur le thème « Mécanismes institutionnels et financiers de mise en œuvre du droit de l’environnement en Afrique dans la perspective du développement durable ». Regroupant une centaine de participants venant d’Afrique, d’Europe, d’Amérique et représentant les experts juristes de l’environnement, les acteurs de la préservation de l’environnement, les institutions étatiques, de la recherche, des universités, des institutions africaines et internationales, des ONG, des collectivités locales, du secteur privé, il a permis d’engager une réflexion approfondie sur les synergies d’actions en vue de consolider les acquis et d’ouvrir de nouvelles pistes pour favoriser l’essor du droit de l’environnement. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story

 Paraguayan President-elect Horacio Cartes greets Sheila Abed, upcoming minister of justice and labor, during the presentation of cabinet members for his government in Asuncion August 12, 2013

Sheila Abed appointed new Minister of Justice and Labor of Paraguay

Sheila Abed, founder of IUCN Member Instituto de Derecho y Economía Ambiental (IDEA) and former Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), has been appointed as the Minister of Justice and Labor of the Republic of Paraguay. The inauguration and swearing-in of the new President, Horacio Cartes, and his cabinet, took place on 15 August 2013 in Asunción. …  

21 Aug 2013 | News story

The Legal Aspects of Connectivity Conservation - IUCN EPLP No. 85

ELC participates in 2013 BfN/ENCA Conference: Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe

The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) participated in the 2013 Joint European Conference on Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe convened by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), 25-27 June, Bonn, Germany. The conference brought together experts from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of adapting to climate change in conservation from an ecological, policy and economic perspective. It also showcased successful conservation partnerships across Europe. …  

09 Jul 2013 | News story

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Report of the CEL Chair to the 5th IUCN World Conservation Congress, Jeju, South Korea 2012