Environmental rule of law is central to sustainable development. It integrates environmental needs with the essential elements of the rule of law, and provides the basis for improving environmental governance.

It highlights environmental sustainability by connecting it with fundamental rights and obligations. It reflects universal moral values and ethical norms of behaviour, and it provides a foundation for environmental rights and obligations. Without environmental rule of law and the enforcement of legal rights and obligations, environmental governance may be arbitrary, that is, discretionary, subjective, and unpredictable.

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UN Environment develops practical guide for countries to establish sound chemicals control

There are clear environmental, societal and economic benefits from having a legal system in place at national levels for chemicals control that defines the responsibilities for chemicals safety measures when these are…

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