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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

Barcelona Congress

Registration for the World Conservation Congress is now online

The online registration system for the World Conservation Congress, taking place in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 14 October, is now open. The Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Be a part of it and register now! You can also book your preferred accommodation and excursion trips online.
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12 May 2008 | News story

Barcelona Congress

IUCN announces candidates for election at the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona

On 7 September, 2007, the Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, wrote to all voting Members of IUCN inviting them to suggest names for consideration by Council for the positions of President, Treasurer and Chairs of IUCN’s Commissions and to submit nominations for Regional Councillors to the Election Officer. …  

24 Apr 2008 | News story

Gatokai Island, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands

In March 2008, IUCN Legal Advisor, Pepe Clarke, presented a paper on Climate Change and the Law in the Pacific Islands at the National Environmental Law Association (NELA) annual conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. …  

31 Mar 2008 | News story

Louise Camenzuli

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Louise Camenzuli from Sydney, Australia, the winner of the 2007 Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, is visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn for two weeks in March 2008. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

Bromelias

Call for Papers - 2008 Alexandre Kiss Award

The IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) has the mission to advance sustainability through the development of legal and policy concepts and instruments and through building the capacity of societies to develop and implement environmental law and policy, in furtherance of the IUCN mission. …  

11 Mar 2008 | News story

Nawzat Ali

IUCN CEL Steering Committee member participated in first WARC meeting

IUCN CEL Vice Chair Ms. AL-Sharifeh Nawzat bint Ali attended the first meeting of the West Asia Regional Committee (WARC) on Monday 21 January 2008 in Amman, Jordan, at the invitation of Dr. Odeh Al Jayyousi, IUCN Regional Director of West Asia Office (WAME). …  

12 Feb 2008 | News story

Workshop participants

Conservation with Justice: A Rights-based Approach

As there is no generally accepted definition of a rights-based approach to conservation, multiple interpretations exist which leads to confusion when the term is used. The Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has initiated further research and debate about the application of such an approach in order to evaluate the potential merit of the concept and enable it to be ‘operationalized’. …  

10 Dec 2007 | News story

Tranh Thi Huong Trang

ELC hosts CEL Law Papers Award winner

Tran Thi Huong Trang from Vietnam, one of the winners of this year's Alexandre Kiss Environmental Law Papers Award, sponsored by the Commission on Environmental Law, was visiting the Environmental Law Centre in Bonn in early November. …  

20 Nov 2007 | News story

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


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