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    Global Pact for the Environment

    A new initiative to prepare, introduce, and eventually adopt the “Global Pact for the Environment”, chaired by the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, in close cooperation with the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), and with operational support from the Environment Commission of the Club des Juristes.

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    Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

    The GJIE is intended as a forum to unify the ongoing efforts of various national and international organizations already preparing, training, and enhancing the capacity of judges on environmental issues. 

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    Environmental Rule of Law

    At the 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress: the “IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law” was adopted, outlining 13 principles to serve as the foundation for developing and implementing solutions for ecologically sustainable development.

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    Environmental Law Toolkit

    Find out about the useful legal resources of the World Commission on Environmental Law.

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  • Christina Voigt

    Meeting of the WCEL Specialists Group on Climate Change

    17.11.2017

    On 12 November, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered in Bonn to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme, in collaboration with UN...

  • UNFCCC COP23 - Law Day - Keep It Legal - IUCN Pavilion

    IUCN, Keeping it Legal at the UNFCCC COP 23

    14.11.2017

    Last Sunday, in a rainy city in Germany, lawyers, students, policymakers, conservationists and private sector representatives from around the world gathered to discuss the future of the planet.  Led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, in collaboration...

  • "Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam

    Australian Environmental Lawyers call for Sea Country Reforms

    13.10.2017

    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 environmental laws in Australia calls for a more strategic national approach to marine and coastal...

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