The IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) has a longstanding association with the City of Bonn, Germany, where it was first established back in 1970. The ELC is a part of the rich network of environmental law expertise that comprises the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) and it works in collaboration with the whole of the IUCN family.
The IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) has as its overriding rationale to assist in laying the strongest possible legal foundation for the conservation of the natural environment, thereby underpinning and supporting conservation efforts at national and international levels.
ELC Work Programme
The substantive programme of the Centre developed along three broad areas: information management, providing advisory services, and drafting law and policy instruments. The Centre’s first priority is to continue to build, organise, store and more efficiently be able to retrieve the growing collection of legislative and related materials coming to the Centre on request or complimentary. The Centre’s second priority function is to provide advise and assistance in conservation law and policy. Third and closely associated with the other two functions is the Centre’s growing involvement in drafting efforts both with international treaties and national legislation.
Latest ELC Publication: The Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation, Environmental Policy and Law