We build national capacities to develop and enforce laws and strengthen institutions for achieving environmental objectives.
Strong environmental law is the bedrock of environmental governance and a cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At UN Environment we are working internationally and with over 50 individual countries to ensure the progressive development of environmental law.
- expert guidance on the development of environmental legislation (wildlife, extractives, climate, crimes with serious impacts on the environment, etc.)
- legal assistance to help strengthen and streamline institutional arrangements and capacities for tackling environmental issues.
- technical and legal assistance to countries to strengthen capacities for enforcement of environmental law.
We support countries to strengthen transboundary cooperation, national capacities, awareness raising and communication.