Environmental Law

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Environmental Law” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
On 24th to 27th September IUCN conducted field investigations at the Xe Champhone Ramsar wetlands in Champhone District, Savannakhet Province. The...
The landscape of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site has been severely modified due to expansion and encroachment of agricultural land around the wetlands. Increasing rice cultivation on wetland edges has...
Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector...
The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and achieve the following: identify ways to harness the potential of the blue economy to create jobs and combat poverty and hunger...
Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in...
The world’s governments have recently recognised the need for a coordinated global response to tackle marine plastic pollution. They are now considering the creation of a new global convention to...
EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission, will bring together information derived from satellite monitoring technology...
The project is responding to the demands of the European legal sector for ready-to-access evidence and scenario information on environmental situation and/or violations. It will provide...
WCEL members by name 20.07.18 WCEL members by country 20.07.18   If you are interested in WCEL membership, please complete this application. The lists found above indicate who is currently a...
The Rio Doce Panel is an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that will provide advice on the environmental and social...
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....
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Report, “Gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments: towards a global pact...
The Note is being released in conjunction with the 10 December 2018 event at the United Nations sponsored by the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations, the Permanent Observer Mission of...
Spatial planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructure. Environmental concerns such as...
Started in 2014 and funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the project “Integrated Planning...
IUCN Oceania Senior Environmental Legal Officer Maria Goreti Muavesi can now add a Masters to her list of qualifications.
Maria, who hails from the village of Batiri in Macuata, Fiji recently graduated from the University of Wollongong (UOW) on December 11th with a Master of Fisheries Policy with Distinction.  She...
Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) whether involving ivory, rhino horn, tiger bones or animals captured for the exotic pet market has been steadily...
However, much of the demand for IWT products is in Asia, especially in China. China is a country of immense territory, sharing extensive boundaries with several other countries; which creates...
New York, 4 December 2018 – On 3 December 2018, UN Secretary-General Guterres released the UN’s very first report on the state of international...
Entitled “Gaps in International Environmental Law and Environment-Related Instruments: Towards A Global Pact for the Environment” (Document A/73/419), the report examines how nations could gather...

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