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2016 Events

1st World Environmental Law Congress 
27-29 April, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Congress theme is Environmental Rule of Law, Justice and Planetary Sustainability.

The World Environmental Law Congress will provide a global forum to advance the role of law in developing and implementing solutions that will ensure ecological sustainability.

For full details see the flyer  here


International Day for Biological Diversity 2016
Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

22 May 2016



Informal brainstorming meeting with Members of the International Law Commission (ILC) and other eminent experts

2-3 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland

- to consider the future shape of international law to address pollution of global significance affecting the Earth's ecosystems


Second Meeting of the UN Environmental Assembly
23-27 May 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) represents the highest level of governance of international environmental affairs in the UN system.


Global Symposium on Environmental Rights in the Context of Sustainable Development 

25 May 2016 (tbc)


21 Brazilian Congress on Environmental Law and Congress of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Institute Law for a Green Planet

4-8 June 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil


CBD - UNEP - Cartagena Convention Workshop on management of invasive alien species for Caribbean SIDS

14-16 June 2016


Conference on Space Technologies and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity

27-30 June 2016, Nairobi,Kenya


Central Asia training on Enforcement of Environmental Law In addition part of the meeting will be dedicated to InforMEA and the E-learning platform

Almaty,Kazakhstan (Venue and Date TBC) 



Past events

Symposium and Judicial Workshop:  New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism: Implementing Human and Environmental Rights in Global Contexts. 

 - Co-hosted by North West University (South Africa), Widener University (USA), and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Prof. John Knox

University of Pretoria Main Campus, South Africa

12-15 April 2016 - F1 Building, Senate Suite, Law Faculty, North West University

15 April 2016 - Moot Court Room, Ground Floor, Law Building


11th Green Customs Partners Meeting 
14-15 April 2016,Geneva, Switzerland 


BCH Asia Family: A Successful Operational Network of Cooperation
5 - 7 April 2016 , Manila, Philippines 


Strengthening National Legal Frameworks for the Effective Implementation of CITES and for Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade 
4 -5 April 2016, United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
Conference room 3


South-South Experience Sharing Workshop on NBSAPs and Synergies among Biodiversity Conventions
15-17 March 2016, Nairobi, Kenya


Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP - Second Meeting
15-19 February 2016, Nairobi, Kenya


Guidelines for Integrated Waste Management Framework Legislation - Side Event 
18 February 2016, 12:45pm-14:15pm, Conference room 9


Regional Environmental Basins Forum for Caribbean countries
3-4 March 2016, Kingston, Jamaica


Conference on Compliance and Enforcement of MEAs
4-6 March 2016, New Delhi, India


Regional Environmental Diplomacy Institute (REDI) - AFRICA Workshop in Environmental Diplomacy
13-15 January 2016, Gulele Botanical Garden, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia