Partners of the Programme are actively working to advance the environmental rule of law. Please, click here to learn more about partnerships and synergies under the Montevideo Environmental Law Programme.

You will find on this page additional environmental law and policy publications, toolkits, online courses, and other resources from Partners of the Programme:

Title Description

This web portal showcases information on laws and practices relevant to the public's right to:
• access environmental information
• participate in environmental decision-making, and
• achieve justice on environmental matters

Environmental Governance and Rights
Access to information, Access to justice, Environmental Rule of Law, National law, Public participation

This website provides two databases of climate change litigation, one for U.S. climate change litigation and one for non-U.S. cases.The U.S. chart is updated on a monthly basis, and currently includes 1200 cases with links to 6117 case documents. The Non-U.S. Climate Litigation Chart was created in 2011 and is updated regularly. It currently includes 358 cases, with links to 488 case documents.

Climate and Atmosphere, Environmental Governance and Rights
Climate change, climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, climate justice, Human rights, National law

The Law and Climate Change Toolkit is an online and free-to-use database intended to provide a global resource to help countries put in place the legal frameworks necessary for effective implementation of the Paris Agreement and nationally determined contributions. Through its Legal Assessment functionality, users can identify priority areas for climate law review and potential areas of legislative reform by answering a series of targeted questions about their domestic climate law regime. Each affirmative answer may give further questions while each negative response identifies a possible gap in the legislative framework. For each gap identified, the Toolkit will suggest exemplary legislation and specific provisions from legislation around the world that may assist in addressing that gap. By providing several examples for each gap, the user is free to assess the style and content of a legal provision that would best suit the needs of a specific country. The Toolkit also provides access to climate change-related legislation, both within overarching climate change laws and sectoral legislation, from around the world. Through the search function, users can search for relevant laws and provisions by way of a free text search and/or the use of a guided taxonomy including legal areas and cross-cutting categories.

ECOLEX has been designed to be the most comprehensive global source of information on national and international environmental law. It is a web-based environmental law information service, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP since 2001.

Environmental Governance and Rights
Access to information, constitutional law, Environmental Rule of Law, jurisprudence, National law, Public participation

InforMEA is the UN Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements which offers access to treaty texts, decisions and resolutions adopted by Governing Bodies, country reports, national implementation plans and several other documents. The platform also provides over 30 free online courses on MEAs and environmental law and governance.

Environmental Governance and Rights
Access to information, Environmental Rule of Law, international agreement, jurisprudence, National law, Public participation

As part of efforts to address the plastics pollution challenge as outlined in these resolutions, the UNEP secretariat developed this legal toolkit on plastics pollution prevention to assist legislators and policymakers in the development and strengthening of their regulatory frameworks

Chemicals and Waste, Environmental Governance and Rights
Environmental Rule of Law, Human rights, Land-based marine pollution, Marine pollution, Plastic waste

The WCEL Environmental Law Video Library features lectures that build the knowledge base and legal capacity of the Commission, its partners, and the broader public on environmental law and policy.

The first series of fifteen videos features a wonderful array of widely recognized members of WCEL and the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE), including judges, law professors, scientists, legal professionals, early-career leaders, public prosecutors, and representatives of international organizations. The lectures in the first series are primarily in English, with some in French and Spanish.