Environmental Law

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Environmental Law.

Christina Voigt
On 12 November, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered in Bonn to...
One of the highlights was the session on the Specialist Group on Climate Change from the World Commission on Environmental Law. This session, which was facilitated by Dr. Christina Voigt, Chair of...
Astola Island, Pakistan
Astola Island (Pakistan) Astola Island is an uninhabited island in the Arabian Sea and the first Marine Protected Area in Pakistan. It is of ecological importance as there are around 35 species of...
UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion
Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world...
Throughout the day, participants traced a journey covering youth, networks, adaptive governance, integrated planning, innovative legal and governance tools and finance for conservation. The day...
Project areas of work: Colombia, Tanzania, Viet Nam
Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase...
The project results and demonstrations will provide illustrative recommendations for legal planning tools that meet development objectives and reinforce an ecosystem-based approach in the protected...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Photo:  “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam. Artwork was entered in the 2017 'Sculptures by the Sea', at Bondi, Sydney. Photo: Hanna Jaireth A broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
National Consultative Workshop
Project title: Development of Policy Strategies and National Action Plan for marine protection in Sri Lanka Location: Covers territorial waters of Sri Lanka, its Fore-Shore and the...
Drakensberg National Park, Lesotho
Can a protected area be a good business? Protected areas generate billions of dollars worth of goods and services but frequently struggle to cover...
High Value Parks, reserves and other protected areas are some of the most valuable places on the planet.  Protected ecosystems help clean the water we drink and the air we breathe, maintain...
Framework for Assessing and Improving Law for Sustainability A Legal Component of a Natural Resource Governance Framework Paul Martin, Ben Boer and  Lydia Slobodian (Eds.)  ...
The IUCN and UNDP regional coastal initiative Mangroves for the Future (MFF) held its 14th Steering Committee meeting in Yangon to assess...
Held from 28 to 29 September, and hosted by the Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, the meeting began with an inauguration ceremony. Guests of honour at...
Bovids in the distance go to drink at a river flows across a flat grassland
Project title: Ecosystem Based Sustainable Management of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Nijhum Dwip Seascape Location: Nijhum Dwip, Noakhali, Bangladesh Project Duration: ...

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