ENVIRONMENTAL RULE OF LAW
  • "Environmental law is essential for the protection of natural resources and ecosystems and reflects our best hope for the future."
    - Rio+20 Declaration

  • “We have the tools. Let us use them to make this world sustainable for all.”
    - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

 

 
  Despite many international conferences and important developments in the fields of environmental law and governance, only limited progress has been made towards achieving internationally agreed sustainable development goals. Indeed, the effective implementation of agreed legal obligations by States party to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) has encountered many barriers in the quest to improve the overall state of the global environment... More>>

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Despite many international conferences and important developments in the fields of environmental law and governance, only limited progress has been made towards achieving internationally agreed sustainable development goals. Indeed, the effective implementation of agreed legal obligations by States party to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) has encountered many barriers in the quest to improve the overall state of the global environment.

 

Rio+20 Declaration on Environmental Justice, Governance and Law   Environmental Law in Focus

At Rio +20, over 250 of the world’s Chief Justices, Attorneys General and Auditors General seized a generational opportunity to contribute to the debates on the environment at the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability organized by UNEP and adopt the Rio+20 document entitled ‘The Future We Want’.

Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability


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Justice, Governance and Law in the Field of the Environment

In order to improve both national and international legal foundations, achieve international environmental goals and overcome legal barriers to inclusive sustainable development, the World Congress and its subsequent body, the International Advisory Council, were formed.

The Environmental Law and Justice Portal aims to serve as a virtual tool, equipping users with the up-to-date information, resources and literature pertaining to the advancement of this cause...More>>

International Advisory Council for Environmental Justice

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The nine-member advisory council includes Chief Justices, senior judges, auditors and legal academics.

 Led by UNEP, it will provide strategic guidance to the international community in improving  the legal foundations for achieving international environmental goals, and overcoming legal barriers to inclusive sustainable development. ...More>> 

 

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