Environmental Law

World Commission on Environmental Law

The World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) is a network of environmental law and policy experts from all regions of the world who volunteer their knowledge and services to IUCN activities, especially to those of the IUCN Environmental Law Programme.

Over 1,400 members worldwide, including judges, prosecutors, government attorneys, private attorneys, law professors, and others are engaged in the Commission’s work and mission. The Commission members represent every region of the world and their interests and expertise span the full spectrum of environmental law from pollution issues to those related to biological diversity conservation.

Some of the themes WCEL is working on include:
• Access and Benefit-Sharing
• Armed Conflict
• Energy and Climate Change
• Compliance and Enforcement
• Ethics
• Indigenous Peoples
• Oceans, Coast and Coral Reefs
• Protected Areas
• Sustainable Soil and Agricultural Systems
• Water and Wetlands

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