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Gobernanza para la adaptación basada en ecosistemas

El nuevo reto de la Adaptación basada en Ecosistemas (AbE) impone la necesidad, no solo de definir las medidas de adaptación necesarias para poder alcanzarlo, sino también los componentes sólidos de gobernanza para hacerlo efectivo.

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2019
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Integrated planning

This publication explores emerging concepts, challenges, and key policy and law tools to help inform governments as they modernize public sector planning to better address 21st century change and advance their sustainable development goals.

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2019
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Gobernanza de aguas transfronterizas : adaptación al cambio climático

Management of transboundary waters in increasingly becoming more challenging, and climate change is likely to exacerbate these pressures. Not least because climate change is a global issue, adaptation will require an international response.

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2019
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Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development : implementing sustainability

The Draft International Covenant on Environment is an ongoing contribution of the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (IUCN ELP)  to provide a framework for implementing sustainability at all levels of society following the outcome o

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2015
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Framework for assessing and improving law for sustainability

The sustainability challenges we face today are greater than any we have previously confronted.

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2016
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El principio de no regresión ambiental en Iberoamérica

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2015
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Ethics and climate change : a study of national commitments

Climate change is the most significant moral and environmental issue of our time.

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2015
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Legalidad forestal en Mesoamérica

La obra que se presenta ilustra las regulaciones y procesos necesarios en cada uno de los paises de la región para alcanzar lo que podríamos denominar la legalidad en el aprovechamiento forestal y exportación de madera.

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2015
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Governance of shared waters : practical exercises

This book presents four exercises that describe a series of conflict scenarios that are completely fictitious but fully possible "realities" in order for them to be analyzed in the context of dialogue and cooperation among the different imaginary actors.

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2013
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Gobernanza de aguas compartidas : ejercicios prácticos (revised version)

Esta publicación tiene por objeto ayudar a los funcionarios de gobierno a fortalecer su capacidad de negociación y promover la cooperación entre actores estatales en el ámbito de los recursos hídricos compartidos.

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2013
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Transboundary water governance : adaptation to climate change

Management of transboundary waters in increasingly becoming more challenging, and climate change is likely to exacerbate these pressures. Not least because climate change is a global issue, adaptation will require an international response.

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2014
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Guide explicatif du Protocole de Nagoya sur l'accès et le partage des avantages

The main goal of this Explanatory Guide is to facilitate the understanding of the legal obligations of the Parties under the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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2014
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The legal aspects of connectivity conservation : case studies

This publication follows on from Volume I in the series on legal aspects of connectivity conservation.

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2013
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An Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (Chinese version)

The main goal of this Explanatory Guide is to facilitate the understanding of the legal obligations of the Parties under the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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2013
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The legal aspects of connectivity conservation : a concept paper

This publication aims to advance conceptual thinking and legal understanding about important law and policy tools and options for supporting the connectivity of protected area systems.

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2013
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Guía explicativa del Protocolo de Nagoya : sobre acceso y participación en los beneficios

El objetivo principal de esta Guía Explicativa es facilitar la comprensión de las obligaciones legales de las Partes en el Protocolo de Nagoya sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos y Participación Justa y Equitativa en los Beneficios que se Deriven de su Utilización (ABS, por sus siglas en inglés

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2013
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An explanatory guide to the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing

The main goal of this Explanatory Guide is to facilitate the understanding of the legal obligations of the Parties under the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity

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2012
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Guidelines for protected areas legislation : English version, case studies and matrices = Directrices para la legislación relativa a áreas protegidas : versión en español, incluidos los estudios de caso y las matrices legislativas = Lignes directrices pou

The purpose of these guidelines is to update and expand the original guidelines on protected areas legislation published in 1980 and to reflect new developments and emerging issues.

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2011
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Lignes directrices pour la législation des aires protégées

Ces lignes directrices ont pour but de mettre à jour et d’étendre les lignes directrices publiées en 1980 et de refléter les évolutions et les nouveaux enjeux intervenus depuis.

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2012
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Guidelines for protected areas legislation : guidelines : English version, case studies and matrices

The purpose of these guidelines is to update and expand the original guidelines on protected areas legislation published in 1980 and to reflect new developments and emerging issues.

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2011
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Directrices para la legislación relativa a áreas protegidas

El proposito de las presentes directrices es actualizar las directrices originales publicadas en 1980, teniendo en cuenta la evolucion que ha tenido lugar desde entonces y las problematicas emergentes.

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2012
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Marcos jurídicos en materia de REDD : diseño e implementación en el nivel nacional

En esta publicación se identifican y analizan las cuestiones fundamentales para la formulación y aplicación de marcos jurídicos nacionales y subnacionales para las actividades de REDD.

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2011
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Law, policy and dryland ecosystems in the People's Republic of China

This report summarizes the numerous activities implemented and documents prepared by the national and local-level expert groups, and presents the valuable lessons learned.

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2011
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Governance of ecosystem services : lessons learned from Cameroon, China, Costa Rica and Ecuador

This study looks at governance of ecosystem services.

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2011
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Explanatory guide to the International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (Chinese version)

The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and internationally agreed objectives regarding the concepts of

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2011
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Governance of shared waters : legal and institutional issues

This book seeks to reposition the law as a tool for implementing higher good, or, in other words, for providing justice by seeking to ensure individuals have access to the services that ecosystems naturally provide, and guaranteeing the right to water for human well-being.

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2011
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A guide to undertaking biodiversity legal and institutional profiles (Russian version)

Biodiversity-related laws and institutions will be key mechanisms for attaining the objectives of the Convention on biological diversity.

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1998
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Guidelines for protected areas legislation

The purpose of these guidelines is to update and expand the original guidelines on protected areas legislation published in 1980 and to reflect new developments and emerging issues.

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2011
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생물다양성에 관한 협약 해설서

The Convention on biological diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

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1994
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A guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Chinese version)

The Convention on Biological Diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

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2019
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A guide to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Arabic version)

The Convention on biological diversity is an historic committment by the world's nations to conserve biological diversity, to use biological resources sustainably and to share equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

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2000
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Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development.

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2010
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Pagos por Servicios Ambientales : Marcos Jurídicos e Institucionales

El análisis y la interacción con socios involucrados en transacciones relacionadas con servicios ambientales y políticas y leyes conexas en los últimos 10 años, han evidenciado una clara necesidad de comprender mejor los marcos jurídicos e institucionales que tienen el potencial de favorecer o en

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2010
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Gobernanza de aguas compartidas : ejercicios prácticos

Esta publicación tiene por objeto ayudar a los funcionarios de gobierno a fortalecer su capacidad de negociación y promover la cooperación entre actores estatales en el ámbito de los recursos hídricos compartidos.

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2010
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Payments for ecosystem services : legal and institutional frameworks

Analysis and engagement with partners working on ecosystem services transactions, policies and laws over the past 10 years have demonstrated a clear need to better understand the legal and institutional frameworks that have the potential to promote or hinder the development of payments for ecosys

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2009
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Más allá del acceso : explorando la implementación del compromiso de distribución justa y equitativa en el CDB

Fewer than 11% of CBD Parties have adopted substantive ABS law, and nearly all of these are developing countries, focusing almost entirely on the ‘access’ side of the equation. Most of the CBD’s specific ABS obligations, however, relate to the other side of the equation – benefit sharing.

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2008
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Legal frameworks for REDD : design and implementation at the national level

This publication identifies and analyzes critical issues in the formulation and implementation of national and sub-national legal frameworks for REDD activities.

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2009
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Gobernanza de aguas compartidas : aspectos jurídicos e institucionales

Tras la primera edición de este libro en el 2006, fue necesario proyectar una segunda reimpresión debido a su alta demanda.

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2009
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Conservation with justice : a rights-based approach

The term “rights-based approach” (RBA) has been used in various contexts and defined in different ways. This publication applies the approach specifically in exploring the linkages between conservation and respect for internationally and nationally guaranteed human rights.

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2009
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Gobernanza del agua en Mesoamérica : dimensión ambiental

El libro de Gobernanza del Agua en Mesoamérica pretende realizar un análisis comparativo del estado de la incorporación de la variable ambiental en la legislación sobre recursos hídricos de los países de Mesoamérica.

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2009
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Contracting for ABS : the legal and scientific implications of bioprospecting contracts

Contracts relating to scientific/technical development are effective only where they are enforceable or valid under relevant law, can be practically implemented by the Parties, and address matters arising from the relevant scientific/technical issues and practices.

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2009
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Derecho ambiental en Centroamérica, tomo 2

Derecho Ambiental constituye una de las disciplinas más eclécticas y, por cierto, discutidas del Derecho.

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2009
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Towards sustainable fisheries law : a comparative analysis

With the growing scarcity of fish resources, instruments of fisheries management become crucial. This publication suggests a legal approach to this isssue, and focuses on six case studies: Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico and the EU.

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2009
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Shared resources : issues of governance

This publication examines the characteristics of successful transboundary resource management.

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2008
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Derecho ambiental en Centroamérica, tomo 1

Derecho Ambiental constituye una de las disciplinas más eclécticas y, por cierto, discutidas del Derecho.

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2009
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Le cadre juridique international du bassin de la Volta

Ce cadre juridique international comporte un cadre normatif intégrant les règles les plus importantes actuelles du droit des cours d'eau internationaux, un cadre institutionnel de gestion constitué par l’Autorité du Bassin de la Volta (ABV) et un mécanisme de règlement des différends entre

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2009
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Covering ABS : addressing the need for sectoral, geographical, legal and international integration in the ABS regime: papers and studies of the ABS project

This final book of the ABS project provides focused research papers on issues that have not been agreed internationally, and which were beyond the scope of the first four ABS books: 1) ABS issues in sectoral ministries and instruments; 2) legal issues and experiences relevant to designing an ABS

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2009
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Répondre aux problèmes de l'accès aux ressources génétiques : protection des sources et certitude pour les utilisateurs

This book provides a systematic analysis of the requirements of access law, both the CBD requirements and the basic requirements of enforceable legislation.

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2008
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Governance for sustainability : issues, challenges, successes

Governance for sustainability is defined as the set of written and unwritten rules that link ecological citizenship with institutions and norms of governance. It is a complex topic because it addresses the three issues of globalization, democracy and sustainability.

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2008
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Aspects contemporains du droit de l'environnement en Afrique de l'ouest et centrale

This book (published in French) consists of nine articles written by environmental lawyers from the region, regrouped around three themes: Chapter I deals with “convergences and divergences of national legal frameworks”, and provides illustrations from a number of countries and subjects; Chapter

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