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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The Water Law and Governance Support Platform offers legal expertise and support on water governance issues in transboundary contexts whenever...
WLGSP Photo: IUCN ELC BRIDGE logo Photo: IUCN SDC logo Photo: SDC The...
IUCN WCEL Water and Wetlands Specialist Group (WWSG) leads initiatives for the development and application of water law to achieve ecosystem...
Stefano Burchi, Chair Bio note Photo: WCEL           Goals Research and publishing initiatives Providing water and wetlands-related comments and...
IUCN WCEL Soil, Desertification, and Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Group (SDSA) focuses expertise around the world on the development of legal...
Irene Heuser, Chair Bio note Goals Continue to implement original mandate based on the parameters of the first “Soil” Resolution of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, Amman Jordan 2000, which...
IUCN WCEL Oceans, Coasts, and Coral Reefs Specialist Group (OSG) is the principal source of legal expert advice to strengthen IUCN’s delivery of...
Cymie Payne, Chair Bio note Photo: WCEL “I am delighted to take up the role of Chair of the IUCN-WCEL Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group, and I...
IUCN WCEL Forests Specialist Group leads collaboration around the world to build robust legal and policy measures that address challenges to global...
  Raul Silva Telles do Valle, Chair Bio Note Photo: WCEL             Specialist Group Update (June 2018) Goals Develop and strengthen legal...
IUCN WCEL Ethics Specialist Group (ESG) is a global network of practitioners and scholars from across disciplines seeking to (1) highlight the...
Klaus Bosselmann, Chair Bio note Photo: WCEL             Specialist Group Update (June 2018) Goals: The ESG seeks to be the hub for ethical...
IUCN WCEL Compliance and Enforcement Specialist Group concentrates on bridging the gap between increasingly comprehensive international and national...
Jean Philippe Rivaud, Chair Bio note Photo: Jean-Philippe Rivaud             Goals Support establishment of a new “Global Institute of Prosecutors...
CEESP News: By Stan Stevens and Neema Pathak Broome, ICCA Consortium   The recent decision by the India Supreme Court, now temporarily suspended...
The India Supreme Court’s interim order on the 13th of February 2019 responded to a complaint filed by a few conservation groups in India who challenged the constitutional validity of the Scheduled...
Observing the Earth to enforce environmental law
EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 innovation project funded by the European Commission, aims to demonstrate and promote the use of Earth Observation (EO) as direct evidence for environmental law enforcement...
At the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), States committed themselves "to address, on an urgent basis ... the issue of the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological...
By Dr Indrani Sigamany - How can the competing issues of conservation and indigenous rights work in harmony to ensure both forests and the...
The startling news on February 13th 2019, that millions in India are being evicted from forest lands, has made headlines worldwide. The evictions were ordered by India’s Supreme Court and largely...
National land-use planning laws and institutional frameworks are essential for materializing the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 into concrete local action. Land-use planning laws not...

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