Environmental Law

This symposium convened on 11-12 April in Auckland (New Zealand) gathering judges, practitioners, and academics to discuss and debate the challenges...
Among eminent speakers, Ben Boer (former WCEL Deputy Chair) focused on environmental courts and tribunals and the environmental rule of law (see the IUCN World Declaration on the Environmental Rule... Read more
This blog post by Steve Bernacki, independent consultant for IUCN and technical advisor, reflects on a recent trip to Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear and...
As we drive across three Cambodian provinces north of the Tonle Sap lake to meet local communities and government officials, we pass through a mixed-use landscape of rubber, mango, cashew and cassava... Read more
Internship Students and young lawyers from all over the world come to the ELC to participate in our volunteer internship program. Working at the ELC is an enlightening experience, providing an... Read more
Enhancing the value of nature can play an important role in addressing some of the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Acknowledging...
Co-hosted by MEPs Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee; Benedek Jávor, Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee; and Marco Affronte, ENVI Committee Member, the event: “Nature’s Rights Conference : The... Read more
India’s National Green Tribunal convened the “World Environment Congress” from 25-26 March, 2017 in New Delhi where judges, lawyers, scientists, and...
By ensuring diverse geographical and knowledgeable representation, the sessions brought forth healthy discussions and results-oriented resolutions to problems. WCEL was one of the many enthusiastic... Read more
The WCEL Steering Committee met from 10-13 February in Brazil for their first in-person meeting of 2017 hosted at the National High Court of Brazil (...
Utilizing videoconferencing facilities of the STJ, the meeting was able to accommodate a high volume of participation among the Steering Committee and distinguished invited guests. The objectives of... Read more
Co-Chairs: Ian Hannam and Irene Heuser (Soil), Paul Martin (Agricultural Systems)
Year in Review First and foremost, objective of this Specialist Group is to contribute to and implement their work based on the parameters of the first “Soil” Resolution of the IUCN World... Read more
The Steering Committee governs the activities of WCEL. It is composed of the Chair, the Deputy Chair, Members, and the Director of the ELC (on an ex officio basis). In accordance with the WCEL... Read more
Specialist Group Chairs Access and Benefit-Sharing (WCEL/SSC Joint Specialist Group)   Tomme Young, Lily Rodriguez, Evanson Chege Armed... Read more
The Russian President has declared 2017 the Year of Ecology. This decision will draw public attention towards environmental issues, support the...
Planned projects are divided into clusters. The largest one, both in terms of volume and number of activities, is ​​implementation of the new waste management system and the best available... Read more
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... Read more
Chair: Michelle Lim
The Early Career Group (ECG) of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) provides a cross-cutting platform for early career environmental lawyers, policy makers and scholars to develop... Read more


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