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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Genome editing constitutes genetic modification not covered by the mutagenesis exemption
In a recent judgment, the European Court of Justice decided that under the EU regulation on genetically modified organisms, modern techniques and methods of directed alteration of genetic material (...
IUCN CEM Red List of Ecosystems Steering Committee met in Gland, Switzerland in June 2018 to discuss how all IUCN Commissions can better promote...
Since the end of the 19th century, humans have changed ecosystems at a faster rate than during any other period in history, and today, many of them are on the brink of extinction. To assess which...
UN Environment has partnered with IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, the Organisation of...
"Environmental Defenders: Bringing environmental protection nearer to the people" will be broadcast live on 3 September 2018 from 9:30 to 15:00 (UTC-3). WCEL Members are encouraged to watch online....
Shared Resources – Joint Solutions (SRJS) is a five-year strategic partnership between IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of...
The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) hosted three additional SRJS webinars on environmental law with participants from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. The first webinar was presented on July 26,...
Crimes against the environment are illegal acts which directly cause harm to the environment for example illegal wildlife trade, illegal logging,...
There were over 20 participants in attendance the majority of them being technical experts in the field of environmental crime and who included lawyers, scientists, researchers, academicians and the...
WCEL is a central hub for gathering and disseminating expertise and information across the environmental law community. The resources offered here seek to provide access to and facilitate exchange of...
The following documents serve to guide the initiatives of the World Commission on Environmental Law as it drives IUCN's contributions to...
IUCN Strategic Documents IUCN Global Programme 2017-2020 (2016) IUCN Statutes and Regulations Resolutions of the 6th IUCN World Conservation Congress (2016)  WCEL Mandate  2017-2020 WCEL Bylaws...
Module 1: VIDEO - Introduction Short video visually introducing the importance and complexity of law related to protected areas. Module 2: VIDEO - Governance Short video introducing main concepts...
The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, the Organisation of American States, United Nations...
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The Climate Change Specialist Group has published its report in a series highlighting ongoing work under each WCEL Specialist Group. 
The first update on the work of the WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group can now be accessed at this link. Content covers:  An Introduction: IUCN WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group The Climate...
Oceans cover most of the planet, but marine biodiversity is among the least understood branches of science. There exist governance gaps over key...
The Environmental Law Centre is developing legal frameworks on ocean conservation and coasts and help to provide legal knowledge on these issues: Marine biodiversity in areas beyond national...
The French IUCN Committee organized its French Nature Congress on 7 June 2018.
The French IUCN Committee organized its French Nature Congress on 7 June 2018. It aimed to launch a broad mobilization of biodiversity issues in the context of two major international events held in...

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