Environmental Law

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...
IUCN President Zhang Xinsheng meets President Emmanuel Macron and Ban Ki-moon
A preliminary draft of a “Global Pact for the Environment” – which aims to serve as a basis for a new UN treaty to define fundamental environmental...
The Pact synthesises fundamental and common principles of environmental law, including the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, the 1982 World Charter for Nature, and the 1992 Rio Declaration. It sets out...
L-R: Justice Ragnhild Noer, Erik Solheim, Justice Antonio Benjamin and Arnold Kreilhuber
WCEL Chair Justice Antonio Benjamin and Steering Committee Member Justice Ragnhild Noer (Supreme Court of Norway) met with the IUCN Regional Office,...
Justice Antonio Benjamin (WCEL Chair) and Ragnhild Noer (Member of the Steering Committee) were in Nairobi, Kenya on 4-6 July for a number of meetings to further engagement with partners. Continuing...
Justice Antonio Benjamin and Madam Ambassador Ana Maria Morales with the Honorable Lady Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima and Deputy Chief Justice M.S. Mwanamwambwa
Justice Antonio Benjamin travelled to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on 6-8 July meeting with representatives of the Supreme Court, Environment...
Accompanied by the Ambassador of Brazil, Ana Maria Morales, Justice Benjamin met high-level officials in Zambia on 6-8 July to increase cooperation with, and membership in, the World Commission on...
La UICN tiene un largo historial de trabajo sobre las cuestiones relativas a la gobernanza, incluidos los vínculos entre los derechos humanos y la conservación. Algunas de las principales iniciativas...
Providing students and young lawyers with opportunities to learn and advance environmental law and policy.
* Please note that no applications can be accepted currently due to operational restructuring. * Dr Françoise Burhenne-Guilmin (1943-2013) Françoise dedicated and devoted her life to...
UNEP Information and Knowledge Management Initiative Steering Committee Meeting
Montreux, 20-22 June 2017. The MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative Steering Committee met for the 8th time to present further...
IUCN participated in this meeting in its capacity as longstanding observer to the initiative, as ECOLEX partner and as project consultant. Having developed the Thesaurus on Environmental Law and...
Laurent Fabius, Emmanuel Macron and Ban Ki-moon presenting the Pact
A new initiative to prepare, introduce, and eventually adopt the “Global Pact for the Environment” is being chaired by Laurent Fabius (President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
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....
Sio-Malaba-Malakisi basin stakeholders’ workshop
The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) basin, shared between Kenya and Uganda, faces constraints from reduced water quality and quantity in large parts of the...
The cooperation among the two riparian countries has over the years evolved to a formal establishment of a Project Management Unit and a Regional Project Steering Committee under the Nile Basin...
The following papers have been provided by members of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. The views expressed in these papers are the views of the authors and do not necessarily...
8th World Water Forum
The World Water Forum, as the world’s largest water-related event, will feature a sub-process to engage judges and prosecutors in discussing and...
The 8th World Water Forum is being jointly organized by Brazil and the World Water Council (WWC) to take place from 19-23 March 2018 in Brasilia. The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL...

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