Blog | 30 Aug, 2022
UN negotiations for a high seas biodiversity treaty come to a (temporary) halt.
Blog | 31 Aug, 2022
The UN's 5th session of the Intergovernmental Conference on conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (also known as the High Seas Treaty) concluded in New York last week. While it did not result in the adoption of a treaty, the…
Story | 16 Aug, 2022
An important hurdle has been cleared in the race to add a new protocol to end wildlife trafficking to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and efforts should now be redoubled to build upon State support for this critical initiative, including by WCEL members.
Story | 31 Jul, 2022
Does the world acknowledge the contribution of mobile Indigenous communities to biodiversity conservation? The Dana Declaration 2002, unique for mobile Indigenous peoples, recognises them as custodians of Indigenous conservation knowledge. The Declaration will be revisited at the Dana+20 years…
Story | 16 Jul, 2022
Nature and conservation are inevitably harmed during armed conflict. The laws of armed conflict do provide some measure of legal protection for nature, but these rules are limited and vague. The recent adoption by the International Law Commission (a legal body within the United Nations) of a set…
Join FAO and IUCN WCEL on Friday 15 July 2022 for this webinar about the effective and sustainable governance of agrifood systems.
Blog | 04 Jul, 2022
As the second UN Ocean Conference draws to a close, I am delighted to see the many commitments, pledges and actions presented in Lisbon, from actions on blue carbon ecosystems to new financial instruments to pledges towards larger and more effective…
The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law will host a conference at the University of Oslo to reflect on the importance of law for the critical decade.
Story | 15 Jun, 2022
Final Law and Nature Dialogues Webinar – “Legality, Life, and the Normativity of Nature”
Story | 20 May, 2022
On May 31 and June 1 WCEL will participate in the Symposium on Judges and the Environment: The Impact of the Stockholm Declaration in Shaping Global Environmental Law and Jurisprudence. The hybrid Conference will be held in Conjunction with the UN Stockholm+50 Conference.