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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

waves open sea

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

PA Capacity Building SC, ELC Bonn 4.4.14

Meeting of Experts on Building Capacity in Protected Areas Law

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

Lydia Slobodian

Welcome to the ELC - a new Legal Officer

It is a pleasure to introduce a new member of staff, Legal Officer Lydia Slobodian, who joined the Environmental Law Centre in February. …  

14 Mar 2014 | News story

Online Water Congress

Interdisciplinary Water Congress (CINA 2014)

A virtual (online) congress of research on the challenges and perspectives of water, from 2 to 6 June 2014.
Aims to be a meeting point for communication and relationship between all those who are engaged in research in any water-related issues.
Please diffuse widely and we hope to be able to count on your participation.
For more information see CINA 2014 website at http://cina2014.org/index_in.htm or http://webs.uvigo.es/congresoagua/index_in.htm
Water Campus University of Vigo
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06 Feb 2014 | News story

Screenshot Mesolex

Promoting climate change adaptation through a regional knowledge data base - Mesolex

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

Juan Carlos Sanchez

Blog: Flexibility and adaptability, ingredients for transboundary success

Blog by Juan Carlos Sanchez. One of the key messages that came out of this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm is that climate change presents an opportunity for transboundary cooperation. After a series of seminars on this topic, there seemed to be several arguments supporting this. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story

Une vue de l'Assemblée au cours du Panel

Droit de l'environnement en Afrique : pour le renforcement de sa mise en oeuvre effective

Le Colloque international sur le droit de l’environnement en Afrique s’est tenu à Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire, du 29 au 31 Octobre 2013 sur le thème « Mécanismes institutionnels et financiers de mise en œuvre du droit de l’environnement en Afrique dans la perspective du développement durable ». Regroupant une centaine de participants venant d’Afrique, d’Europe, d’Amérique et représentant les experts juristes de l’environnement, les acteurs de la préservation de l’environnement, les institutions étatiques, de la recherche, des universités, des institutions africaines et internationales, des ONG, des collectivités locales, du secteur privé, il a permis d’engager une réflexion approfondie sur les synergies d’actions en vue de consolider les acquis et d’ouvrir de nouvelles pistes pour favoriser l’essor du droit de l’environnement. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story

Aichi target 11

Legal Approaches for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11

During the seventeenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on 14-18 October in Montreal, the IUCN Environmental Law Centre presented a scoping paper on the role of law in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Target 11.

The paper, which was developed by the ELC in collaboration with Natural Justice, is one of four new legal studies to explore how law can contribute to country actions on biodiversity incentives, protected areas, ecosystem services and the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol (Aichi Biodiversity Targets 3, 11, 14 and 16). The studies collate knowledge on the legal foundations and identify promising approaches to achieving the Targets. …  

22 Oct 2013 | News story

The future of water: what SDG will be set for the post2015 development agenda

Budapest Water Summit: Water post Rio+20

IUCN experts are attending the Budapest Water Summit, taking place 8-11 October, which will gather the international community to form a recommendation to the UN for a Sustainable Development Goal focused on water and sanitation. …  

07 Oct 2013 | News story

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