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
The international community continues to make progress in its discussions on issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction. At the eighth meeting of the UN Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study such issues (BBNJ Working Group), which took place from 16-19 June at the UN Headquarters in New York, the positive momentum of the seventh BBNJ Working Group meeting could be maintained. …
17 Jul 2014 | News story
New IUCN guide on regulatory tools for improved biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector
A new IUCN guide, Biodiversity management in the cement and aggregates sector: Regulatory tools, promotes collaboration between government, business and civil society to ensure that public policies enable better biodiversity management standards in the cement and aggregates sector. …
17 Jul 2014 | News story
20 Jun 2014 | News story
The seventh meeting of the UN Working Group on Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ) was widely recognized as being by far the most productive yet. The meeting took place in New York from 1 to 4 April. It was the first out of three meetings planned to discuss the scope, parameters and feasibility of a new instrument under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the high seas and international seabed area (the Area). …
30 Apr 2014 | News story
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
14 Mar 2014 | News story
L'UICN et l'Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD) annoncent le lancement de la Revue Africaine de Droit de l'Environnement (RADE), produite sous la présidence de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar. …
28 Feb 2014 | News story
Congreso Interdisciplinar del Agua (CINA 2014)
Ya pueden realizar la inscripción o enviar comunicación, previa preinscripción.
Un congreso virtual (online) de investigación sobre los retos y perspectivas del agua del 2 a 6 de junio de 2014.
Quiere ser un punto de encuentro para la comunicación y relación entre todas aquellas personas que investigan desde cualquier ámbito en cuestiones relacionadas con el agua.
Rogamos den difusión y esperamos poder contar con su participación.
Para más información ver página web CINA 2014 en http://cina2014.org o http://webs.uvigo.es/congresoagua/
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06 Feb 2014 | News story
Today IUCN, led by the Environmental Law Centre, launched Mesolex, a web database providing the most comprehensive collection on environmental law and policy in Central America. Mesolex derives from ECOLEX, an information system and service for environmental law information worldwide, and is tailored for the needs in the Mesoamerican region. …
20 Dec 2013 | News story