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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WCEL announces a new regional report by Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao. 
With many thanks to Elaine (Lan Yin) Hsiao, WCEL now has an international report on how the legal design of transboundary conservation areas can be improved for peace and conflict transformation. The...
By Irum Ahsan, Gregorio Rafael P. Bueta, and Briony Eales - The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Union of...
The Asia Pacific Judicial Conference on Environmental and Climate Change Adjudication was a continuation of the annual judicial and chief justices’ conferences organized in the ASEAN and SAARC...
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, announced today that it is establishing an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory...
The Rio Doce Panel will advise the Renova Foundation, an organisation formed by the Brazilian mining company Samarco, and its shareholders BHP Billiton and Vale, to manage the remediation and...
Gland, Switzerland – IUCN former President, globally recognised environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse, will Chair the new IUCN independent scientific...
The collapse of the tailings dam in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in November 2015 resulted in 19 deaths, and severely impacted the local communities and environment in the Rio Doce watershed....
February 2019 Message from the Chair - Science and human rights make for a good team in Urgenda case on climate change policy: Dutch government must establish a more ambitious emission reduction...
By Jaime Ubilla - Traditional property rights have existed for more than 2000 years, but today we are witnessing the development of a new kind of...
The Conservation Right, already law in Chile, is a property interest in the environmental heritage of a certain property or real estate. In contrast to traditional notions of easements or covenants,...
By Elizabeth Mrema - It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we have to inform you all that our friend, partner, colleague and learned brother,...
Sadly that we will miss Bradnee’s visionary and strategic mind in carrying the work of the conservation and management of migratory species of wild animals which he had begun since 2013 to the time...
Office location IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) is located in Amman, Sweifiyeh Area, next to Ukraine Embassy Abdel Latif Salah Street, building # 29, Sweifiyeh P. O. Box 942230 Amman...
Blog by James Dalton. One of the increasingly common messages proposed for the management of water resources is ‘systems thinking’. The hydrological...
As an example, a coastal wetland is a hydrological system; maintaining a certain salinity, pH, and other water quality factors. This in turn allows water and sediment to move, infiltrate into soil...
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....
By Stefano Burchi & Owen McIntyre - WCEL has accepted an invitation to join the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI) as a new member and...
In joining the Water Governance Initiative (WGI), WCEL joins an international multi-stakeholder network, made up of key organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. WGI...

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