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  • Just released: International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy

    22.02.2017

    The first volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy (2016) has recently been published. The intention of this first volume is to establish a platform for discussion among legislators, lawyers and policymakers regarding regulatory concepts...

  • Preparations for PrepCom III: Developing a legally binding instrument on marine biological diversity in ABNJ

    17.02.2017

    In an invitation dated 1 February, 2017, Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli (Director, UN/DOALOS) calls for delegations to communicate the names of their representatives for the 3rd Session of the Preparatory Committee established by General Assembly resolution 69/292...

  • WCEL Chair meeting Deputy Chief Justice Dr. Nguyen Thuy Hien at the Supreme People’s Court

    Chair’s Mission to Vietnam

    08.02.2017

    In January 2017, Antonio H. Benjamin became the first Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law to ever visit Vietnam. WCEL membership has great potential to grow and the IUCN Vietnam Country Office in Hanoi provides great opportunities for...

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    Chair's Mission to India

    08.02.2017

    In January 2017, WCEL Chair Antonio Benjamin made a 10-day visit to India. With the support of the Brazilian Mission to India, Justice Benjamin met with leading judicial and environmental institutes, and individuals in three cities: Mumbai, New Delhi, and...

  • In Memoriam: Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne

    12.01.2017

      IN MEMORIAM Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne (April 27, 1924 – January 6, 2017) On January 6, 2017, a cold winter’s day in Germany, under clear blue sky with bright sunshine, Wolfgang E. Burhenne’s  life ended, peacefully, with his daughter...

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    IUCN mourns the loss of environmental law pioneer Wolfgang E. Burhenne

    10.01.2017

    IUCN is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Wolfgang E. Burhenne, a pioneer of environmental law and key architect of the modern environmental movement. Dr Burhenne passed away on 6 January, 2017 at the age of 92.

  • Visita UICN América del Sur al Tribunal Andino de Justicia

    Tribunal de Justicia de la Comunidad Andina en contacto con la UICN

    23.12.2016

    Debido a la riqueza y diversidad natural de la zona andina, el ejercicio y aplicación del Derecho Ambiental tienen una importancia singular en esta subregión del continente americano. La UICN, a través de su Oficina Regional para América del Sur y de su...

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    La Corte Nacional de Justicia de Ecuador recibe a la UICN y su Comisión Mundial de Derecho Ambiental

    12.10.2016

    El presidente de la Corte Nacional de Justicia del Ecuador, magistrado Carlos Ramírez, junto al juez nacional, magistrado Pablo Tinajero recibieron a una delegación de la UICN que -en visita protocolar- asistió ante la Función Judicial ecuatoriana a para...

  • Forest-water interactions can involve complex trade-offs

    Blog: 'Can’t see the water for the trees?' By James Dalton et al.

    03.10.2016

    Originally published in Global Water Forum, Monday 3 October 2016. To maximise downstream water quantity, you remove vegetation – all of it, including the trees. To counter rising carbon dioxide levels, you plant trees – lots of them. How should we...

  • Firma del memorando entre la Universidad San Francisco y UICN América del Sur

    UICN América del Sur refuerza nexos con el Derecho Ambiental en Ecuador

    20.08.2016

    El Derecho Ambiental es fundamental desde la perspectiva de la Conservación; más aún en un país megadiverso como el Ecuador donde la sujeción y observancia de las normas jurídicas define y garantiza la pervivencia del patrimonio natural y cultural, de la...

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