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Improving Implementation of International Environmental Law: UN Discussions on a Global Pact


On December 10, 2018 the United Nations convened a discussion on international environmental law following the release of the UN Secretary General’s report (A/73/419) “Gaps in International Environmental Law and Environment-Related Instruments: Towards A Global Pact for the Environment.


The report was produced following Resolution 72/277 “Towards a Global Pact for the Environment.” At the event, senior experts – Nicholas Robinson, Roy Lee, Claudia de Windt, John Cruden, and Yann Aguila – assess the report and its implications. The session is available here.


The World Commission on Environmental Law of IUCN, the International Council on Environmental Law and the International Group of Experts for the Pact have issued a note on the UN Secretary-General’s report. Three consultations will take place in Nairobi in 2019 and inform deliberations at the 2019 High-Level Political Forum.

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