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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Chair Owen McIntyre Year in Review The Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands (SGWW) had a reasonably busy year with the Chair and several other members working to promote the SG and completing a...
    ChairIan Hannam Deputy ChairIrene Heuser The Specialist Group focused on the parameters set out in an IUCN World Conservation Congress resolution adopted in 2000 requesting the IUCN...
Co-Chairs: Nilufer Oral, David VanderZwaag
Photo: IUCN   Co-ChairNilufer Oral Co-ChairDavid VanderZwaag 2016 Year in Review The Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs Specialist Group, led by Co-...
The IUCN WCEL Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) Specialist Group focuses on deepening awareness,...
For indigenous peoples, their human rights are not separate from their lands and environment, therefore environmental and human rights must be fully integrated in all aspects of work. The emphasis...
    ChairKlaus Bosselmann Deputy ChairPeter Burdon 2016 Year in Review During the reporting period, two ongoing SG projects - Climate Ethics (coordinated...
Co-Chairs: Dick Ottinger receives ABA Award 2017 Photo: ABA   Richard Ottinger Wang Xi 2016 Year in Review The Energy and Climate Change...
Chair: Kenneth Markowitz Year in Review In 2014, the Specialist Group (SG) advanced its goal of collaborating with China on air pollution compliance and enforcement. Air pollution is a severe...
Armed Conflict and the Environment Co-Chairs:   Photo: Michael Bothe Carl Bruch Michael Bothe 2016 Year in Review The work of the Armed Conflict and the...
The IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law outlines 13 principles to serve as the legal foundation for developing and implementing...
The IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule of Law was drafted by a team of World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) members at the 1st IUCN World Environmental Law Congress in April...
A new initiative to prepare, introduce, and eventually adopt the “Global Pact for the Environment” is being chaired by Laurent Fabius (President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic...
With a worldwide membership, WCEL not only takes the lead in projects of its own, but also provides a source of expertise for the Environmental Law Centre and other parts of IUCN. The Commission...
The World Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, and partners from around the globe paid tribute to...
Justice Swatanter Kumar, Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) of India since 2012, joined with the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and the Global Judicial Institute on the...

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