The IUCN Environmental Law Centre is an out-posted office of IUCN established 1970 as Secretariat to the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.
Working for more than 40 years on the implementation of the IUCN Environmental Law Programme the Centre hosts one of the largest collections of law and policy literature, electronically retrievable by bibliographic data as well as substantial and geographical indexation.
More than 37.000 bibliographic references are accessible via ECOLEX (www.ecolex.org), an internet-based information system on environmental law compiling international treaties, national legislation and court decisions as well as relevant literature.
Located in Bonn, Germany, in the neighborhood of several UN organizations and convention secretariats (UNFCCC, UNCCD, CMS, IPBES) and near the World Conference Centre Bonn, the library is open on request for visitors, researchers and interns. Please email in advance to arrange your visit to ensure the library will be open and staff available.