Environmental Law

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Environmental Law” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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What is ECOLEX  What is now available on the web (www.ecolex.org) owes much to a project funded by the Dutch government, which ascertained the feasibility of a joint service, and set the stage for...
  Conservation experts from all over the world gathered for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference, which took place in Hainburg/Donau-Auen National Park, Austria from 28-31...
The World Environmental Hubs (WEH) is a framework for evaluating and certifying cities and regions which place environmental sustainability,...
Population growth and urban expansion have increased the challenge of ensuring that citizens have access to basic needs such as food, water, and energy, and are protected from more frequent and...
In December 2015, conservation experts gathered in Helsinki, Finland, for the 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North & Central Asia. Together, they have shaped the future of...
Investing in natural capital and the restoration of the natural functions of ecosystems offers a high return for regional economic development, human...
To address this concern, IUCN promotes the sound management of ecosystems through the wider application of the nature-based solutions approach to use ecosystems through restoration and conservation,...
Project title: Water Diplomacy: Making Water Cooperation Work; Technical support for the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) region case-study (WADI) Location: China, Bhutan, India and Bangladesh...
Seamounts and the hydrothermal vents sometimes associated with them are highly significant areas of biodiversity and productivity. Found globally, seamounts are usually formed from volcanic activity...
Currently, there are a number of regional institutions and conventions relating to the management of specific marine resources in the Western Indian Ocean. None of them, however, have authority to...
Project title: Preparation of Sri Lanka’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for 2016-2022 Location: Sri Lanka Duration: July 2015 – April 2016 Project Background : Sri Lanka,...
The Sargasso Sea Commission was established in August 2014 by the Government of Bermuda pursuant to the 2014 Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. It builds...
Protected areas are defined geographical spaces which are managed in order to ensure their long term conservation, providing us with invaluable...
In Europe, the Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centerpiece of EU nature and biodiversity policy, established under the Habitats and Birds Directives. It covers 18% of Europe’s land and...
Creation The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) was created in 1970 by administrative decision of IUCN to strengthen its support for the growing law programme. At the end of the sixties, the IUCN...

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