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May 2017

Effective Communication for Sustainable Development – Distracting People with Reality

May 3, 2017 @ 09:30 +04

Over the last 4 years, World Resource Institute, a global research organization, and Vizzuality, a mission-driven data design studio, have collaborated to produce a series…

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Priorities for Big Biodiversity Data: the need for field-based species and ecosystem monitoring to complement satellite-based remote sensing

May 17, 2017 @ 09:00 - 10:00 +04

Many different stakeholders require biodiversity data to make informed decisions on the management and conservation of natural resources and to track global Aichi Targets for…

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August 2017

The EEA and the European Environment Information and Observation Network

August 11, 2017 @ 11:00 - 12:00 +04

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union with the aim to provide sound, independent information on the environment to support…

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September 2017

UN Environment present The Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS)

September 13, 2017 @ 13:00 - 14:00 UTC

ABSTRACT The Indicator Reporting Information System (IRIS) is a software platform developed by UN Environment with the support of Env. Agency Abu Dhabi to facilitate…

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April 2018

Ecolex – A Legal Knowledge Pool for the Environment

April 17, 2018 @ 13:00 - 14:00 UTC+0

Anni Lukács (IUCN Environmental Law Centre)
Andrés Vatter Rubio (FAO Development Law Service)
Eva Duer (Legal Officer in UN Environment's Division of Environmental Law and Conventions)

Access to laws, regulations and cases is of critical importance not only to lawyers, but to other stakeholders in decision-making relevant to environment, conservation and sustainable development. That is why the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations Environment (UN Environment) officially established a partnership to set up ECOLEX-the Gateway to Environmental Law (www.ecolex.org) in 2001.
ECOLEX combines the environmental law information holdings of FAO (FAOLEX), IUCN (ELIS) and UNEP (InforMEA) and has become one of the most comprehensive global online information platforms on environmental law. Users can search information from over 180 countries in different languages by subject matter or key word in over:
2,100 multilateral and bilateral environmental treaties
147,000 national legal instruments
2,300 court decisions
11,000 decisions by treaty governing bodies
39,000 bibliographic references to law and policy literature
The webinar will provide an overview of the service provided by ECOLEX as well as an in-depth view of the backend information sources from the three partner organisations.

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