Environmental Law

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...
INC Working Group at Decision Meeting in Bonn
Everyone agrees that protected areas are valuable, but can they make money?  Can they achieve full financial stability, and even provide a return on...
The aim of the Incubator for Nature Conservation led by The IUCN Environmental Law Centre working with the Global Protected Areas Programme and the Business and Biodiversity Programme is to support...
Queen Mary University London
WCEL Steering Committee members Elizabeth Mrema (UN Environment, Kenya) and Deputy Chair Denise Antolini (University of Hawaii, US) keynoted a...
The Law and Environment in Small States Conference covered critical topics for small states, including island nations and territories (defined as approximately 1.5 million or fewer inhabitants),...
Nick Robinson (ICEL Executive Governor) and Koh Kheng-Lian (ICEL Treasurer) visiting the UN Office in Geneva for the 69th session of the UN International Law Commission
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW - TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -
The International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) celebrated its annual dinner event for the members of the International Law Commission of the United Nations during its 69th session in Geneva on...
Emmanuel Macron, Ban Ki-moon and Laurent Fabius presenting the Pact
A new initiative to prepare, introduce, and eventually adopt the “Global Pact for the Environment” is being chaired by Laurent Fabius (President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic...
The following papers have been provided by members of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. The views expressed in these papers are the views of the authors and do not necessarily...
Naples
The 13th annual conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) gathered in Naples, Italy between 7-9 September 2017. The World...
Some 500 members of the ESIL attended this year’s conference under the theme “Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”. Hosted by University of...
Monteverde cloud forest reserve in Costa Rica
This module provides an introduction to basic concepts related to law and protected areas, including basic legal concepts and basic protected areas...
Module 1: Outline Guide to content and structure of the module, including suggestions for the instructor on how to prepare and use the materials, additional resources and assessment questions...
Taller Península de Yucatán, México.
We work with more than 100 Members in this area, as well as with other regional partners and non-governmental organisations interested in the construction of a just world which values and committed...
Project areas of work: Colombia, Tanzania, Vietnam
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...
Xaya Pixcaya
Through the project, 150 families have benefited directly, with indirect benefits to 500 families (3000 people).  
Guatemala City, August 2017. The sub-basins of the Xayá and Pixcayá rivers are essential in Guatemala City, contributing up to 50% of the daily volume of water of superficial origin that is consumed...
Achim Steiner speaking at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015
The Environmental Law Institute will present the 2017 Environmental Law Achievement Award to Achim Steiner “for his visionary leadership on global...
The annual Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Environmental Achievement Award this year honors Achim Steiner (Administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)) for his career-long...

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