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 WCEL Early Career Group Specialist Group (ECG) provides a cross-cutting platform for early career environmental lawyers, policy-makers, and...
Nicholas Bryner, Chair Bio note Photo: WCEL             Goals Providing a cross-cutting platform for early career environmental lawyers, policy-...
IUCN WCEL Armed Conflict and the Environment Specialist Group focuses on issues of the legal protection of the environment in times of armed conflict...
Goals Support the efforts of the United Nations International Law Commission in its work on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts Advance protection of protected areas...
The WCEL Specialist Groups regularly submit brief reporting to this section on their work and most recent activities. Check back soon for more...
Specialist Group Updates 2018 WCEL Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group: Update October 2018 WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group: Update July 2018  WCEL Forests Specialist...
WCEL’s focus on maximizing collaboration draws together the global environmental law community. This page highlights the numerous activities...
Organization of American States Judiciary and the Environment: Adjudicating our Future, 2018 Second Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law, Chile 2017  UN Environment  Promoting...
WCEL Members take an active role contributing to initiatives that achieve the objectives of the Commission. This section provides quick access to...
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The mission of the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) is to support the role of judges, courts, and tribunals to respond to pressing...
The Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) is organized by judges for judges and committed to judicial independence, transparency, and integrity that supports the judiciary across the...
The IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law outlines 13 principles for developing and implementing solutions for ecologically...
The IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law was drafted by a team of World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) members at the 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress in April...
The Brasília Declaration of Judges on Water Justice was approved on 21 March 2018 by the Conference of Judges and Prosecutors on Water Justice during...
The Brasília Declaration of Judges on Water Justice provides a set of ten principles for guiding the legal community worldwide for the protection of freshwater and freshwater ecosystems. The...
WCEL Chair Emeritus Nicholas A. Robinson received the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) 2018...
The American Bar Association SEER annually selects outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves in environmental law and policy and have contributed significant leadership in improving...
The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment took place from 17-21 September 2018 in Nairobi at UN...
The Maputo African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, adopted in 2003, became effective in 2016. However, the first Conference of the Parties, essential to...
WCEL announces a new national report by Ezequiel Santagada, Deforestación: Los bancos como “actores olvidados” pero determinantes para prevenir la...
With many thanks to Ezequiel Santagada, WCEL now has a national report on banks and their role in preventing environmental crime and contributing to sustainable development in Paraguay. The report is...
The Steering Committee governs the activities of WCEL. It is composed of the Chair, the Deputy Chair, Members, and the Director of the ELC (on an ex officio basis). In accordance with the WCEL By-...

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