Environmental Law

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Environmental Law” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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WCEL has launched a Webinar Series featuring environmental law and policy experts from around the world.
Coming up Next Climate Change in the Courts Date: Friday, 5 June 2020 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 EDT Registration Las herramientas de derecho ambiental en el abordaje de las pandemias globales en las...
Protected areas are defined geographical spaces which are managed in order to ensure their long term conservation, providing us with invaluable...
In Europe, the Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centerpiece of EU nature and biodiversity policy, established under the Habitats and Birds Directives. It covers 18% of Europe’s land and...
By Sheila Abed - On Monday, 18 May 2020, WCEL hosted the Webinar “A Fresh Look at Global Wildlife Trade Law: Can CITES Help Prevent Pandemics?”...
Adopted in 1973, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international legally binding agreement ratified by 183 countries that regulates the...
The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law is launching a new webinar series featuring environmental law and policy experts from around the world...
This week WCEL will be launching the first in a series of webinars on the role of environmental law to address novel threats facing our planet. The first webinar in the series, "Using Environmental...
FIRST Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) stakeholders' workshop, 16-18 May 2017, Kisumu, Kenya; SECOND Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) stakeholders'...
Report on the Situation Analysis Report, June 2015 Report of the SMM Inception and Capacity Building Workshop, December 2016 Report of the First SMM Basin Stakeholders Consultative Workshop, April,...
Business plan --Lake Pamvotis (EL) Business plan --Sinal do Vale Business plan --Tatamá National Park (ES) Financial plan --Cordillera Azul (ES) Financial strategy --GSNL Prototype...
WCEL Chair Emeritus Professor Nicholas Robinson participated in the United Nations Knowledge Dialogue Series on 5 May 2020.
WCEL recently partnered with the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), the Government of France, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and the Global Center for Environmental Legal...
On 24 April 2020, WCEL hosted the Webinar "Using Environmental Law Tools to Address Global Pandemics". The Webinar is the first in a series that WCEL...
The Webinar was moderated by WCEL Deputy Chair Denise Antolini and featured the following presentations by an esteemed group of panelists: Spillover: Rethinking our Relationship with Wildlife and...
The IUCN WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group (CCSG) aims at providing policy and legal input to the IUCN and its members with respect to legal...
Introduction The world is at cross-roads with the convergence of several crises: catastrophic climate change, rapid ecosystem and biodiversity decline, land degradation on a massive scale, and...
The urgency of addressing climate change is demonstrated dramatically by the 2018 Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Centigrade; and the...
All coastal and marine ecosystems are critical to human well-being and global biodiversity. Mangroves, coral reefs, and seagrass beds are examples of...
For a turnaround to happen, developers, policy makers, and financiers must be familiar with blue infrastructure in coastal areas. One of the key objectives of this report is to enable all these...
A key obstacle to effectively managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is a lack of economic resources, but at the Oriental Mindoro MPA in the...
MPAs are spreading globally but only a few have compliance and enforcement mechanisms in place which are robust enough to truly protect the area. Many may not be much more than paper tigers. The work...

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