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IUCN at the United Nations Intersessional Workshops on Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction

According to UNGA Resolution 67/78, two intersessional workshops were organized from 2-3 and 6-7 May 2013 in New York as part of the work undertaken by the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (UN BBNJ). …  

17 May 2013 | News story

Group of fishes

Marine biodiversity legal profiles for the Mediterranean!

On 30 April 2013, the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) of IUCN organized an Editorial Board meeting in Malaga, Spain in the context of the NEREUS project (Towards a Representative Network of Mediterranean Marine Managed Areas) related to the preparation of strategic documents for marine conservation in the Mediterranean. …   | French

02 May 2013 | News story

Hugo Echeverría, miembro de la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN.

Amicus Curiae and the right of access to justice in environmental causes

Hugo Echeverria, member of IUCN’S World Commission on Environmental Law, talks about a law proposal on Amicus Curiae, submitted a few weeks ago at Ecuador’s Legislative Power. …   | Spanish

26 Apr 2013 | News story
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Nino Konis Santana, National Park, Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste: Protected Areas workshop on the draft decree law

Representatives from Ministries and civil society met on 19 March 2013 in Timor-Leste, Dili to bring together ideas and inputs for finalizing the draft decree law on protected areas. …  

25 Mar 2013 | News story

Sarah Lucas and Dr Marcelina Tilman

Timor-Leste: Visit to the Legal Training Centre

On March 18th, the ELC was invited to visit the Legal Training Centre (LTC) in Dili, Timor-Leste. Dr Marcelina Tilman, Director of the LTC, presented the work of the Centre and it was an opportunity for the ELC to offer complimentary copies of EPLP publications, and contribute in this way to the environmental law section of the LTC library. …  

25 Mar 2013 | News story

IUCN Members' Assembly

IUCN Congress 2016: a green opportunity

After a successful World Conservation Congress held in Jeju, Republic of Korea in 2012, IUCN is looking ahead to the next Congress in 2016, and has launched the search for a host country. Please note that the schedule for the process of selecting the Host Country has been modified. …   | French | Spanish

15 Mar 2013 | News story

BRIDGE global learning workshop, Lima, Peru

Global learning from regional experience in water cooperation

IUCN’s BRIDGE project, which stands for 'Building River Dialogue and Governance', is holding a Global Learning workshop in Lima, Peru, gathering key actors from the 9 river basins where BRIDGE is active. Regional coordinators from Asia and South and Central America have joined, bringing crucial viewpoints on project progress and understanding of the political, social and economic contexts of their countries and basins. …   | Spanish

13 Mar 2013 | News story

Antonio Herman Benjamin

Novedades del Consejo Internacional para la Protección del Medio Ambiente del PNUMA

Cuatro debates interesantes y el nombramiento del Presidente de la Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN, Antonio Herman Benjamin, como Secretario General del Comité sobre Justicia Ambiental del PNUMA, se destacan. …  

11 Mar 2013 | News story
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MicroB3 Stakeholders Workshop in Brussels 27-28 February 2013

Towards a Model Agreement on Access and Benefit Sharing for Marine Genetic Resources

Being a partner in the EU Micro B3 (Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre participated in a stakeholder workshop which was organized at the Université catholique de Louvain on 27-28 February 2013. Full story  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

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IUCN Seminar on Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - Preparing for the 2013 UN BBNJ Intersessional Workshop Seminar

From 4-6 February, 2013, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre held an informal seminar on marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction. The meeting brought together a group of 15 international legal, scientific and policy experts, including members of the Oceans Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, to prepare for the 2013 meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (UN BBNJ Working Group), and in particular its Intersessional Workshop on Marine Genetic Resources that will be organized for 2-3 May in New York. …  

19 Feb 2013 | News story

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