Africa

Les APAC, un modèle innovant dans la conservation de la biodiversité et les services éco-systémiques en République Démocratique du Congo

Une conférence internationale sur la recherche pour la conservation de la biodiversité et les services éco-systémiques dans la Région du Bassin du Congo s’est tenue à Kinshasa, capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), du 22 au 24 juillet 2018, sous le haut patronage du Ministère de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD) de la RDC, de l’Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) et de l’Ambassade de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne en RDC.  Read more ▸

Risks to the sanctity of community lands in Kenya. A critical assessment of new legislation with reference to forestlands

This paper focuses upon loopholes in new laws that could exclude forested lands from collective entitlement, impairing constitutional advances in the process. Ambiguity within the Kenyan Constitution itself plays a role. Therefore, while lesser impediments to land justice may be remedied through clarifying regulations and parliamentary removal of offending clauses, judicial interpretation of constitutional intentions is required.  Read more ▸

Peer-to-peer Dialogue on Weaving SDG 16 and Human Rights Law into the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

A peer-to-peer dialogue took place on the outskirts of Nairobi. Practitioners of environmental and human rights law from the judiciary, academia, civil society and various levels of government discussed and made recommendations for goals to be set for the post 2020 global biodiversity framework and contribute to the implementation of human rights to a healthy and sustainable environment Read more ▸