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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The fight against climate change will require the involvement of all three ‘pillars of power’: the legislative, in designing adequate and effective...
Background The project: Fighting Climate Change – A Best Practice Guide for Judges and Courts aims to deliver a freely available and well-researched guide for judges to assist them in navigating the...
Mangrove ecosystems are under threat from a changing set of pressures. Historically, the primary threats to mangroves have come from conversion for...
Survey responses from experts asked to choose up to three main threats to mangroves indicate that the main threat chosen was agriculture, representing both land conversion for agriculture and...
The ELC has been working on ABS issues and supporting the negotiations relating thereto for over ten years. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic...
Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide fundamental infrastructure for conservation of...
CEESP News: by Linda Wong and Jinfeng Zhou, Secretariat of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF). Starving...
Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) is an endangered species with an estimated global population less than 3,000. These protected birds migrate about 3,000 km from the breeding grounds in the Amur...
CEESP News: by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, PhD, Co-Chair of FWG, LCIPP of the UNFCCC. Pasang is also Co-Chair of the CEESP Indigenous Peoples, Customary...
A historical achievement was made during the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nation Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Madrid, Spain, in December 2019: the adoption...
23 to 27 March 2020 at the Supreme Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 2nd IUCN World Environmental Law Congress will assess the role of environmental law in light of the critical ecological crises that we all face.    Theme The general theme of the Congress is...
By Patricia Parkinson - WCEL and CEESP members discussed the importance of cultural impact assessments as a critical tool for environmental planning...
The IUCN Oceania Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), held in Suva, Fiji from 29 July to 3 August, provided IUCN Members and Commission Members in Oceania a platform to receive progress reports on the...
Why become a WCEL member? WCEL is a volunteer network of environmental law and policy experts from across the world serving as the principal source of technical legal advice to IUCN, its members,...
The EU has launched the long-awaited European Green Deal, the plan to tackle the profound environmental crisis we are living in. IUCN welcomes this...
IUCN welcomes the European Green Deal, presented yesterday in Brussels by the European Commission to the European Parliament. Also welcomed is the stated intention of having this deal as a roadmap...
Project title: Building River Dialogue and Governance for civil society organisations in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins (BRIDGE GBM) Location: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins (...

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