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Gearing up for the World Parks Congress

The IUCN World Parks Congress, taking place 12-19 November, is an event held once a decade to engage the international community and set the global policy agenda for protected areas and other area-based conservation.  …  

11 Nov 2014 | News story

Island of Vilm, Germany

International Conservation Course on Vilm Island

On September 29, an ELC Legal Officer travelled to the island of Vilm in the North Sea to give a presentation on international environmental conventions to a group of Masters' degree students participating in a course run by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN). …  

22 Oct 2014 | News story

MicroB3 Stakeholder workshop participants, Brussels, 25-26 September 2014

Micro B3 Stakeholder Workshop on Data-Sharing and ABS Compliance

On 25 and 26 September 2014, Micro B3 work package 8 organized its second stakeholder workshop, titled “At the Crossroads of Open Access to Data with Access and Benefit-Sharing Requirements – Promoting Pre-competitive Scientific Research”. …  

30 Sep 2014 | News story

Participants of DAAD Alumni Seminar "Reflecting Biodiversity..." visit ELC 15 September 2014

ELC Welcomes Participants of International DAAD Alumni Seminar

On 15 September, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre hosted 25 participants of the International DAAD Alumni-Seminar “Reflecting Biodiversity – Holistic approaches and regional adaptation”, which was convened on 12-15 September 2014 by the University of Bonn’s Forum of International Academic Sciences, in the run-up to the international BION conference “Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow” in Bonn. …  

19 Sep 2014 | News story

The Nagoya protocol ensures fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources

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

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Another Step Forward on High Seas Governance

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

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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

Flyer: Maestria Profesional en Derecho Ambiental 2015

Masters Programme/Maestría Profesional en Derecho Ambiental 2015

Masters Programme/Maestría Profesional en Derecho Ambiental 2015
Universidad de Costa Rica   …  

20 Jun 2014 | News story

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Progress in New York on the High Seas

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

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