The 20th ECOLEX Steering Committee met at the IUCN Environmental Law Centre in Bonn in September. The circumstances of the meeting were sad as the main catalysts of the ECOLEX project, Barbara Moauro and Dr. Francoise Burhenne-Guilmin, recently passed away.
The representatives of FAO, IUCN, and UNEP acknowledged the outstanding passion of both to establish and develop the partnership to current status and the tremendous loss of knowledge for the project.It was agreed to continue the work and make all efforts to move forward the legacy: access to information on environmental law and policy. …
23 Sep 2013 | News story
It is with great sadness that IUCN announces the passing of Dr Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin after a protracted illness.
This is a tremendous loss to the organisation and, in particular, to its Environmental Law community.
At the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, governments agreed to start scoping the content and feasibility of a new international legal agreement to conserve marine biodiversity in the two-thirds of the ocean that lies beyond the jurisdiction of individual States. This signals a strong shift in political opinion in favour of a new agreement, though the final outcome of these talks remains unclear. …
25 Aug 2013 | News story
The video “Rivers Uniting Borders” summarizes the work and main achievements of BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance in Mesoamerica … | Spanish
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
La Guía Explicativa de la UICN sobre el Protocolo de Nagoya sobre Acceso y Participación en los Beneficios disponible ahora en español
27 de Junio, 2013. En octubre 10 de 2012, durante la 11° reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes del Convenio de la Diversidad Biológica que tuvo lugar en Hyderabad, India, se llevó a cabo el lanzamiento de la Guía explicativa del Protocolo de Nagoya sobre acceso a los recursos genéticos y participación justa y equitativa en los beneficios derivados de su utilización en su versión en ingles. Desde hoy dicha Guía Explicativa está disponible en su versión final en español. …
27 Jun 2013 | News story
24 Jun 2013 | News story
On June, 14, 2013, a national workshop on Marine Protected Areas was organized in Zagreb, Croatia by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (UNEP/MAP – RAC/SPA) the IUCN Center for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (IUCN ELC). … | French | Spanish
18 Jun 2013 | News story
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
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