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Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas : de la tensión a la coexistencia

La publicación "Prácticas ancestrales y derecho de aguas: de la tensión a la coexistencia", es el resultado de un proyecto de investigación dirigido por el Centro de Derecho Ambiental de UICN en colaboración con la Comisión de Derecho Ambiental.

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2007
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Enfrentando los problemas de acceso : protegiendo las fuentes, mientras que se brinda certeza a los usuarios

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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Evaluación de impacto ambiental y diversidad biológica

Este es un estudio comparado de los regímenes de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental (EIA) de ciertos países de América del Sur (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador y Perú).

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2007
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A moving target : genetic resources and options for tracking and monitoring their international flows

Current discussions over the “Certificate of Origin, Source and Legal Provenance” include the legal and practical implications associated with tracking the flow of genetic resources.

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2007
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Aspectos jurídicos de la conservación de los glaciares

Los glaciares son ecosistemas de fundamental importancia que se encuentran en constante declinación. Para revertir este problema es necesario diseñar y adoptar mecanismos para su adecuada gestión y conservación.

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2006
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Beyond access : exploring implementation of the fair and equitable sharing commitment in the CBD

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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2007
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Addressing the problems of access : protecting sources, while giving users certainty

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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2007
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Evaluación de impacto ambiental transfronteriza en Centroamérica : lineamientos generales

Central America is a region that shares ecosystems, river basins, and protected areas. The development of projects, plans or activities likely to produce transboundary impacts need to be appropriately considered, and an EIA process established and anchored in regional policies and legislation.

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2006
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Gobernanza de aguas compartidas : aspectos jurídicos e institucionales

El Centro de Derecho Ambiental y la Oficina Regional de UICN para Mesoamérica presentan el libro Gobernanza de aguas compartidas: aspectos jurídicos e institucionales, el cual es un esfuerzo conjunto que recoge los aportes del diálogo sobre gobernanza de cuencas compartidas celebrado en Ciudad de

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2006
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An introduction to the African convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources

The African Convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources was adopted in 1968 in Algiers. Considered the most forward looking regional agreement of the time, it influenced significantly the development of environmental law in Africa.

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2006
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Judges and the rule of law. Creating the links : environment, human rights and poverty

Judges play a critical role in the development, enforcement and compliance with environmental law. To showcase the role of the judiciary in upholding the rule of law, IUCN organized a “Judiciary Day” at its 2004 World Conservation Congress in Bangkok.

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2006
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Gobernanza del agua en América del Sur : dimensión ambiental

Este libro analiza el marco jurídico e institucional de los recursos hídricos en determinados países de América del Sur.

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2006
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Les conventions locales de gestion des ressources naturelles et de l'environnement : légalité et cohérence en droit sénégalais

Les Conventions locales de gestion des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement sont une grande réussite au Sénégal.

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2006
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Drafting legislation for sustainable soils : a guide

This is a unique publication relating to legal frameworks of natural resources management. Following the “Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Soils” (EPLP 45), this publication contributes to the revision of existing, and drafting of new, legislation relating to soils.

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2004
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Legal aspects in the implementation of CDM forestry projects

Among the various innovative instruments linked to the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which offers developed countries a chance to offset some of their greenhouse gas emissions by funding development projects in areas such as renewable energy and forestry.

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2005
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Explanatory guide to the International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

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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2005
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International water governance : conservation of freshwater ecosystems. Vol.1 : International agreements, compilation and analysis

An analysis is provided of the most relevant provisions on freshwater ecosystems conservation, present in international treaties, and bilateral and multilateral agreements relating to rivers and lakes. Included also an analysis of relevant European Union legislation.

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2004
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An introduction to the African convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources

The African Convention on the conservation of nature and natural resources was adopted in 1968 in Algiers. Considered the most forward looking regional agreement of the time, it influenced significantly the development of environmental law in Africa.

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2004
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Accessing biodiversity and sharing the benefits : lessons from implementing the Convention on biological diversity

The book aims to address the lack of information on the experiences of others by providing a comparative analysis of national access and benefit-sharing laws and policies in the 41 Pacific Rim countries that signed the CBD.

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2004
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Environmental law in developing countries : selected issues vol.II

This book contains a selection of papers on various legal issues of interest to developing countries which have been prepared by Fellows from InWent who came to Germany between 2002 and 2004 from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to research and write about subjects of their choice at the IUCN Envi

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2004
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La gouvernance de l'eau en Afrique de l'Ouest : aspects juridiques et institutionnels. Compte rendu de l'atelier de l'UICN "Gouvernance de l'eau : aspects juridiques et institutionnels de la gestion des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest"

The workshop was organised to improve the understanding of the dialectic between water-related infrastructures and institutional frameworks in West Africa.

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2004
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Water as a human right ?

Formally acknowledging water as a human right could encourage the international community and governments to enhance their efforts to satisfy basic human needs and to meet the Millennium Development Goals. But critical questions arise in relation to a right to water.

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2004
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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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2004
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International environmental governance : an international regime for protected areas

With ‘good governance’ firmly entrenched on the international agenda, this publication analyses the trends affecting protected area governance at the international level, and goes on to explore emerging issues concerning certification, standards, partnerships and funding mechanisms.

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2004
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Guía explicativa del protocolo de Cartagena sobre seguridad de la biotecnología

This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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2004
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Pojasnitelnoe rukovodstvo po Kartakhenskomu protokolu po biobezopasnosti

This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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2003
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Towards a "second generation" in environmental laws in the Asian and Pacific region : select trends. Proceedings of an IUCN/IGES/ADB symposium

Laws in the twentieth century were based on economic growth and development. This new century calls for the reassessment of all laws from an environmental perspective in consideration of such looming environmental concerns as global warming, degradation of biodiversity and pollution.

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2003
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Guide explicatif du Protocole de Cartagena sur la prévention des risques biotechnologiques

This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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2003
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Energy law and sustainable development

Energy has recently emerged at the forefront of sustainable development. The United Nations Development Programme’s World Energy Assessment (2000) linked energy and most of the ills of modern society in both developed and developing countries.

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2003
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An explanatory guide to the Cartagena protocol on biosafety

This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI).

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2003
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Legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable soils : a preliminary report

The 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development placed a responsibility on States to protect the local, regional and global environment, especially problems shared by the whole community such as soil degradation.

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2002
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Arctic legal regime for environmental protection

For many years, concerns have been expressed about environmental issues in the Arctic.

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2001
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Environmental law in developing countries : selected issues

This publication contains four papers on different legal issues of interest to developing countries.

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2001
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Direito do ambiente e redacção normativa : teoria e prática nos países lusófonos

This book is a unique attempt to bring to light the status of environmental legal systems in Portuguese speakiing countries across Africa and Brazil, presenting a platform for future South-South collaboration.

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2000
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The TRIPS agreement, sustainable development and the public interest : discussion paper

This paper addresses the environmental and developmental impacts of patent protection by specifically focusing on the global agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

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2001
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Guía para la elaboración de marcos jurídicos e institucionales relativos a las especies exóticas invasoras

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2000
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Guide pour l'élaboration d'un cadre juridique et institutionnel relatif aux espèces exotiques envahissantes

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2000
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A guide to designing legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species

This guide seeks to help by providing national law and policy makers with practical information and guidance for developing of strengthening legal and institutional frameworks on alien invasive species, consistent with Article 8(h) of the CBD, as well as pertinent obligations under other internat

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2000
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Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development

In the mid-1980s, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, in consultation with leading experts from around the world, began to respond to a need later identified by Agenda 21 : the preparation of an integrated framework for international environmental law.

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2000
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Landscape conservation law : present trends and perspectives in international and comparative law. Proceedings of a colloquium

The attention given to landscape in environmental law is new and the subject raises a series of interesting problems, which were highlighted at a Colloquium. Its central theme was the draft European Landscape Convention prepared by the Council of Europe, the first of its kind.

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2000
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Wetlands, water and the law : using law to advance wetland conservation and wise use

This publication sets wetlands in their scientific, economic and legal context, before describing the main legal issues involved in implementing the Ramsar Convention.

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1999
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Assessing the international forest regime

Provides an assessment of the international forest regime, in reponse to calls from many quarters, including the UN Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF) and the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development, as well as several NGOs.

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1999
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A guide to undertaking biodiversity legal and institutional profiles

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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A guide to designing legal frameworks to determine access to genetic resources

The primary goal is to highlight some of the principles which should be considered by planners, legislative drafters and policy-makers as they work to develop legal frameworks on access to genetic resources in their countries.

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1998
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The "trade and environment" agenda : survey of major issues and proposals. From Marrakesh to Singapore

It is not surprising that the issues involved in what is known as the "trade and environment" debate are manifold and complex. What is involved is an intersection of objectives which address economy, development, enviornment and equity.

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1997
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International Covenant on Environment and Development

In the mid-1980s, the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, in consultation with leading experts from around the world, began to respond to a need later identified by Agenda 21 : the preparation of an integrated framework for international environmental law.

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1995
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Environmental law in the South Pacific : consolidated report of the reviews of environmental law in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands

The legislation of five countries on environmental and natural management is examined and analyzed in terms of its effectiveness in addressing the major environmental issues existing in each country.

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1996
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Biodiversity in the seas : implementing the Convention on biological diversity in marine and coastal habitats

Intended to promote effective application of the biodiversity Convention in coastal and marine environments.

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1996
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Guía del Convenio sobre la diversidad biológica

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

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1996
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Guide de la convention sur la diversité biologique

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

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