Environmental Law

We live in a world where we are subject to environmental and economic effects that transcend national boundaries. Increasing globalisation has led to a greater recognition of the need to address these issues.

 

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Law is fundamental to just and effective governance of natural resources, for the benefit of people and nature.

IUCN aims to advance environmental law through the development of legal concepts and instruments. IUCN also helps societies apply environmental law in the conservation of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


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  • group photo of some members of the National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning group photo of some members of the National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning Photo: D. Mazenzele

    Tanzania National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning re-launched and capacitated

    08.10.2018

    The National Technical Committee on Land Use Planning (NTCLUP) was re-launched during a 2.5 day capacity building workshop held on 5th to 7th September, 2018, at Edema Conference, in Morogoro, Tanzania. The Technical Committee is composed of 15 members...

  • Workshop on Integrated Planning, Livingstone, Zambia Workshop on Integrated Planning, Aug 2018, Livingstone, Zambia Photo: D. Mazenzele

    National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning

    05.10.2018

    A one-day National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning was held on 9th August, 2018, at Chrismar Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia. The workshop was attended by over 150 planners (socio economists, environmentalists and physical planners) working...

  • Third SRJS webinar on environmental law Third SRJS webinar on environmental law Photo: IUCN ELC

    SRJS initiative hosted its third webinar on environmental law

    31.08.2018

    Shared Resources – Joint Solutions (SRJS) is a five-year strategic partnership between IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Together with over 50 NGOs and civil society organizations in 16 low- and middle-income countries...

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Marine wildlife Photo: PB CC0

Oceans and Coasts

Oceans cover most of the planet, but marine biodiversity is among the least understood branches of science. There exist governance gaps over key marine ecosystems, particularly in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

 

Judicial and prosecutorial training in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania Photo: Jia Qiao

Wildlife

Illegal taking and illegal killing represents a significant and growing pressure on wild species of fauna and flora.

 

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