Environmental law is a crucial lever in generating transformative change.
WCEL works to enhance the development and strengthen the implementation of environmental law and policy, including through best practices and inter-sectoral strategies for effective compliance and enforcement.
WCEL promotes the environmental rule of law globally, particularly in countries that seek to improve their law and governance systems.
WCEL aims to strengthen the capacity of governments, the judiciary, prosecutors, law schools and other stakeholders as they develop and implement environmental law.
Goals of WCEL
advancing local, national, regional and international laws, administrative instruments and customary norms that support the environmental rule of law, are grounded in environmental ethics and foster ecological sustainability;
conducting and promoting education and research to strengthen the environmental rule of law and undertaking capacity building to enable governments and stakeholders to actively participate in effective environmental governance at all levels;
supporting the effective implementation of environmental laws and ensure effective compliance and enforcement;
providing a forum for the development and integration of environmental law into all aspects and levels of governance; and
creating and promoting partnerships to support development, implementation and enforcement of environmental rule of law and extending professional and expert networks dedicated to the environmental rule of law.
WCEL lectures and webinars
WCEL has launched a lectures and a webinar series featuring environmental law and policy experts from around the world addressing emerging issues in environmental law.
The videos provide a valuable online resource for WCEL members and partners.
The high-level lecturers include distinguished members of WCEL and the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, including judges, law professors, scientists, legal professionals, early career leaders, public prosecutors, and representatives of international organisations.
Environmental Law Lectures
Environmental Law and Policy Webinars