Environmental Rule of Law - First Global Report

Author: 
UN Environment
Publisher: 
UN Environment
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2019

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The first global assessment of environmental rule of law finds that a dramatic 38-fold growth in environmental laws and agencies, plus massive investment in environmental agreements by donors, has not led to an equally pronounced improvement in the enforcement of those laws. It still comes down to political will.

UN Environment's First Environmental Rule of Law Report meets five objectives:

  1. Explore the meaning and importance of environmental rule of law.
  2. Highlight trends in environmental rule of law.
  3. Illustrate specific approaches that have strengthened environmental rule of law.
  4. Provide a benchmark against which to assess future developments.
  5. Identify measures that countries can take to further strengthen environmental rule of law.