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2015 Events

Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law(OAS website)
30-31 March 2015, Montego Bay, Jamaica 

The Organization of American States (OAS) co-organized the First Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica, an event that concluded with a call to strengthen the rule of law on to address environmental challenges in the Americas.

Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

4 May 2015, 13.00 – 14.30
UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room 11

University of Finland (UEF) and UNEP Twelfth Course on MEAs
2 - 12 November 2015, Shanghai, China

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are jointly organizing, in co-operation with the Fudan University Law School and UNEP-Tongji University Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, a high profile two-week Course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy.


2014 Events

Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11)

Time for Action !

4-9 Nov 2014, Quito, Ecuador

View IISD Reporting Services Coverage here

TREATY EVENT 2014 :TOWARDS UNIVERSAL PARTICIPATION AND IMPLEMENTATION 23 - 25 September 2014,  United Nations Headquarters

The first multi-stakeholder expert meeting on elaboration of options for enhanced cooperation and synergies among biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-28 August 2014

 Concept and Provisional Agenda

The Third South Asia Chief Justices Roundtable on Environmental Justice for Sustainable Green Development

Keynote Address by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema      

Peer Review Meeting of Legal Experts

13 – 14 August 2014 Nairobi, Kenya, 

Draft Agenda  

A Global Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law  

24 June 2014, Nairobi,Kenya

 Summary and Key Messages

Agencies and partners join forces to promote the implementation of environmental law through enhanced knowledge sharing and new tools

3-6 June 2014 Montruex, Geneva

Africa Asia Inter-regional Meeting on Enforcement of Environmental Law
19 - 22 May 2014 Beijing, China

The meeting was organised by DELC in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Protection of China through the China ASEAN Centre of Environmental Cooperation (CAEC) and involved selected countries from Africa and Asia (South-east Asia and Central Asia) for the purpose of strengthening compliance and enforcement of environmental law, including multilateral environmental agreements.

2014 International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2014

Coincided with the designation by the UN General Assembly of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 was 'Island Biodiversity'

World Migratory Bird Day 2014
10 - 11 May 2014

This year's theme was "Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism" which highlights the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world.

First meeting of the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR) to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 
24 - 28 March 2014 Daily web coverage (ENB)

Intro  -  24 March  -  25 March  - 26 March - 27 March - 28 March

Inception Workshop to quick-start the implementation of the ACP MEAs Phase II

11 - 13 February 2014 Brussels, Belgium

Consultation on Constitutional Rights to a Healthy Environment  

23 - 24 January 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Convened by the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and the environment, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the Legal Resource Centre (LRC)

2013 Events

1st Asia and Pacific Colloquium on Environmental Rule of Law - Defining a New Future for Environmental Justice, Governance and Law

11 - 12 December 2013 in  Putrajaya, Malaysia.

A Transformative Post-2015 Human Rights Vision Requires Innovative Linkages with Environmental Issues 

- organized by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNEP, 

12 December 2013 - UN Headquarters, New York

Climate Change Legal Preparedness Workshop

25 & 28 November 2013 ; 2 - 3 of December 2013, Bangkok, Thailand 

Training Seminar Human Rights and the Environment 

EIUC organized a Training Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment in collaboration with UNEP and the EU. 

21 - 23 November 2013 Venice, Italy

INTERPOL - UNEP International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Conference

6 November 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

Preparatory Workshop for Climate Change Negotiators (Africa Group and the Least Developed Countries Group)

Offers opportunity for Negotiating Groups to formulate their policy positions on various aspects of the ongoing climate change negotiations. UNEP acts as a resource entity on the various thematic issues, and provides technical and logistic support to the negotiators.

30 September-2 October, Africa Group was from 3-4 October

Mbabane, Swaziland