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.


  • Photo: D. Mazenzele

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


    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 Photo: D. Mazenzele

    National Workshop on Lessons Learned for Integrated Planning


    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...

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    SRJS initiative hosted its third webinar on environmental law


    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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