18 August 2002

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) Chair, Prof. Nicholas Robinson, Regional Vice Chair for South and East Asia, Prof. Koh Kheng Lian and Dr. Parvez Hassan, former Chair, have held a series of meetings with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the University of the Philippines and the ASEAN Regional Centre for Biological Conservation (ARCBC) in Los Baños, south of Manila, Philippines. Accompanied by CEL member John Boyd, the three IUCN CEL Steering Committee members briefed ADB officials about the work of CEL and the IUCN Environmental Law Programme. A key meeting with the University of the Philippines regarding the "train the trainers" course planned for law professors in the Philippines in January 2004 followed. Discussions with the ARCBC focused on how to advance the ASEAN Agreement on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The CEL team also met with several CEL members who are based in the Philippines.

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