Environmental Law

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Environmental Law.

Project areas of work: Colombia, Tanzania, Viet Nam
Planning as a tool is underused, not always embedded in solid legal frameworks or not always properly implemented. This project will increase...
The project results and demonstrations will provide illustrative recommendations for legal planning tools that meet development objectives and reinforce an ecosystem-based approach in the protected...
Land-use planning is not an alien term for the conservation community, especially in the context of species, protected areas and ecosystems...
In Colombia, together with the Colombian Parks authority, IUCN provides support to partners of two municipalities - San Juan Nepomuceno (Bolívar) and Santa Rosa (Cauca) on integrating biodiversity...
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Aybar, facilitating the Panel discussion
IUCN launched the pilot phase of its new initiative, the Incubator for Nature Conservation (INC) at UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn. INC seeks to answer the...
The value of protected areas is well known – as sources of livelihoods, providers of ecosystem services, tourist destinations and carbon sinks.  Yet protected areas often struggle to cover the...
UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion
Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world...
Throughout the day, participants traced a journey covering youth, networks, adaptive governance, integrated planning, innovative legal and governance tools and finance for conservation. The day...
china tea at the elc
During the UNFCCC COP23, Director Qian Zhou and Deputy Director Zihua Gu of the Climate Change Office, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of...
Despite their full programme and intense negotiation schedule at the UNFCCC COP23, Director Zhou and Gu made time to visit the Law Centre to learn about the work the Centre does and to introduce the...
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Can a protected area be a good business? Protected areas generate billions of dollars worth of goods and services but frequently struggle to cover...
High Value Parks, reserves and other protected areas are some of the most valuable places on the planet.  Protected ecosystems help clean the water we drink and the air we breathe, maintain...
Astola Island, Pakistan
Astola Island (Pakistan) Astola Island is an uninhabited island in the Arabian Sea and the first Marine Protected Area in Pakistan. It is of ecological importance as there are around 35 species of...
"Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam
CEESP News - by Hanna Jaireth, member of IUCN CEESP, WCEL, WCPA One of the technical papers in a broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Photo:  “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam. Artwork was entered in the 2017 'Sculptures by the Sea', at Bondi, Sydney. Photo: Hanna Jaireth A broad blueprint for the next generation of...
Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
Framework for Assessing and Improving Law for Sustainability A Legal Component of a Natural Resource Governance Framework Paul Martin, Ben Boer and  Lydia Slobodian (Eds.)  ...

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