Environmental law is a foundation for environmental sustainability and the full realisation of its objectives is ever more urgent vis-à-vis growing environmental pressures. Violations of environmental law undermine the achievement of all dimensions of sustainable development and environmental sustainability.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) addresses environmental issues at the global and regional levels. Its core objectives are to serve as an authoritative advocate for the global environment, to support governments in setting the global environmental agenda, and to promote the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system. One of its key mandates is to promote the development and implementation of international environmental law.
UNDP has also conducted a comparative experiences analysis of environmental justice trends as a joint endeavour between UNDP’s governance and environment and energy expertise and capacities.
Relevant Documents and Links
- UNEP, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions
- Environmental Justice – Comparative Experiences in Legal Empowerment
- Information on the protection and preservation of the marine environment can be found on the website of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.