Blog | 31 Aug, 2022
The UN's 5th session of the Intergovernmental Conference on conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (also known as the High Seas Treaty) concluded in New York last week. While it did not result in the adoption of a treaty, the…
Story | 09 May, 2022
Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics and data visualization technologies can help practitioners to access, utilize and disseminate information in a strategic and cost effective way for management and conservation in remote areas. The new report reviews the existing state-of-the-art on remote…
Story | 19 Jul, 2021
By WCEL Deputy Chair Nicholas Bryner - On Thursday, July 8, and Friday, July 9, participants from around the world gathered in Mexico City and online for the Inter-American Environmental Law Congress, organized by the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) in collaboration with the…
Story | 01 Jun, 2020
By David M. Forman - In County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund et. al., the United States Supreme Court upheld the legislative intent of the Clean Water Act, and announced that polluters must obtain a permit both for the direct discharge of a pollutant into a waterway, as well as the “…
Story | 12 May, 2020
By Warren G. Lavey - Clients and societies require lawyers throughout practice areas, not just environmental specialists, to apply knowledge of climate conditions and legal frameworks. Law schools and bar associations should mainstream climate-competency training.
Story | 07 May, 2020
The WCEL video lecture series provides a valuable online resource for WCEL members and partners.
Story | 01 Apr, 2020
By Denise Antolini - Judges and experts from around the world gathered in Hawaiʻi to discuss the role of judges in interpreting and developing the Environmental Rule of Law.
Story | 16 Sep, 2019
By Claire Saladin - Migratory sea turtles are suffering from an unprecedented decline. Interdisciplinary connections and analysis are aiming at improving the international cooperation between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, mitigating and opposing overexploitation and legal gaps…
Story | 16 Jul, 2019
By Denise Antolini - United States District Court Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin (retired) shares his views on the critical role judges play in climate litigation in his new essay “American Courts in Climate Emergency”.
Story | 25 Jun, 2019
By Miranda Steed - On 4 June 2019, a three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments for the youth climate case in a packed courtroom in Portland, Oregon, USA.