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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IUCN has launched a new tool to help negotiators, governments and other stakeholders understand their options for an international instrument for...
The matrix was developed by an international team of experts led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre together with the Global Marine and Polar Programme.  It presents a variety of suggestions for...
Brazil played host to the first World Environmental Law Congress. The event, which took place in the Supreme Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro...
  Held under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) collaborated with the United Nations Environment...
It’s not just the final destination that makes a journey worthwhile, but everything we learn along the way.
Mexico,  Central  America  and   the Caribbean is one  of the  regions  richest in   terrestrial    and    marine    biodiversity, with communities, ethnic groups  and indigenous   peoples who  have...
ECOLEX  – the online gateway to environmental law –  has launched a new website at the IUCN World Conservation Congress which takes place 1-10...
Access to laws, regulations and cases is of critical importance not only to lawyers, but to other stakeholders in decision-making relevant to environment, conservation and sustainable development....
Originally published in Global Water Forum, Monday 3 October 2016. To maximise downstream water quantity, you remove vegetation – all of it,...
Written by Dr. James Dalton, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Switzerland; Dr. David Ellison, Senior Researcher, Ellison Consulting, Switzerland; Dr. Matthew McCartney, International...
At the World Conservation Congress in early September, thousands gathered to discuss the future of conservation.  These included scientists,...
  The World Conservation Congress was the right place to find an answer.  During the forum, the IUCN Environmental Law Programme organized over 30 events in an Environmental Law Journey that...
International rivers, such as the Mekong, are crucial arteries carrying the lifeblood of freshwater that sustains human existence and ecosystems...
International negotiations related to the Mekong River are currently carried out within the framework of the Mekong Agreement. Adopted by Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Viet Nam in 1995, the...
Children, youth and adults (primary and secondary students, institutional and municipal authorities, and representatives of communities and local...
August, 2016. In the framework of Project AVE: Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Ecosystems, a day of reforestation will be held simultaneously in the two countries sharing the Sixaola river basin, with...
While the UN Preparatory Committee met in New York to discuss a new instrument on marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction, on the...
The World Conservation Congress, which meets every four years, serves as the main governing body of IUCN.  The Congress Forum provides space for discussion of the main issues facing the planet.  At...
29% of the 82,954 species which are listed on the IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. This figure was announced at the IUCN World...
Global action to address a global threat: the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii Environmental crime has become the fourth largest crime at the global level. Illegal wildlife trade itself is...
As governments and business struggle to reconcile conservation and economic goals, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will debate the first-ever...
Today, over 100 countries have, or are developing, national-level policies around biodiversity offsets to compensate for biodiversity impacts from projects, but there is not a broadly accepted...
IUCN welcomes today’s decision by the European Commission not to ‘open’ the EU Nature legislation, but to focus on improving their implementation.
This decision closes a two-year long evidence-based evaluation, which concluded that our European nature laws remain relevant and are fit for purpose. This is in line with IUCN’s policy of non-...

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