China held a week-long judicial training for environmental cases for over 300 judges in July.
The Red Listed Ecosystems Steering Committee of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management met in Gland, Switzerland in June 2018 to discuss how all the IUCN Commissions can better promote protection of endangered ecosystems.
In a recent judgment, the European Court of Justice decided that under the EU regulation on genetically modified organisms, modern techniques and methods of directed alteration of genetic material (genome editing) constitute a genetic modification and do not...
Le Comité français de l’UICN a organisé le 7 juin 2018 son Congrès français de la Nature.
Professor John Knox recently finished his historic mandate as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.
WCEL Members have played significant roles in advancing the Pact since the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 72/277 "Towards a Global Pact for the Environment." WCEL Members continue to actively engage in developing the Global Pact in numerous...
On 31 May 2018, Dib Hanna, repeat waste offender, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, with a two year and three month non-parole period, by Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia.
The Climate Change Specialist Group has published its report in a series highlighting ongoing work under each WCEL Specialist Group.
Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland hosted the 16th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium from 4-6 July 2018. Many WCEL Members presented and participated in the event.
The World Commission on Environmental Law participated for the first time as an observer during the 13th annual session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF-13). One of the main messages delivered at the session is that forests are crucial for the maintenance of...