Networks and partnerships for the future of environmental law


This project aims to strengthen networks run by early-career environmental lawyers, policymakers, decision-makers, and researchers and establish partnerships to create opportunities for these professionals to showcase their research and work, co-design initiatives, and further develop their skills within the Commission and the broader IUCN programme. In particular, the project pays particular attention to networks in Small Island Developing States and developing countries.


  • Mapping existing networks and communities of practice run by, or relevant to, early-career environmental law professionals
  • Showcasing the work of existing networks and communities of practice run by early-career environmental professionals
    IUCN WCEL Early-Career Voices
  • Organize networking sessions for early-career and senior environmental law professionals
  • Collaborate with the WCEL, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and other IUCN entities to foster opportunities for early-career professionals;
  • Establish partnerships with universities, law faculties, and research institutions, including alumni networks, to create opportunities for early-career environmental professionals.

To get involved or to receive more information, please contact the IUCN WCEL ECSG Chair.