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Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Support enhanced capacity-building for increased effectiveness of environmental law
Keywords
Environmental Rule of Law, land-based marine pollution, marine debris, plastic waste
Topics
Chemicals and Waste
Environmental governance and rights
This report provides a global overview on the progress of countries in passing laws and regulations that limit the manufacture, import, sale, use and disposal of selected single-use plastics and microplastics, causing marine litter.
Guidance Material/Model Law
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Marine Litter Legislation: A Toolkit for Policymakers
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Keywords
land-based marine pollution, marine debris, marine pollution, waste management
Topics
Chemicals and Waste
Marine and freshwater
Far too much of the 300 million tonnes of plastic produced every year finds its way into our oceans, food chains and ecosystems, damaging our health in the process. Well-designed laws can help reverse this global trend. This report provides an overview of legislation that countries have implemented to tackle marine litter, focusing in particular on upstream solutions.
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Right to a healthy environment: good practices
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Promote the role of environmental law in the context of effective environmental governance
Keywords
access to information, Environmental Rule of Law, human rights, public awareness, public health, public participation, sustainable development
Topics
Environmental governance and rights
This publication describes good practices of States in recognizing the right to live in a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as well as in implementing the procedural and substantive elements of this right.
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Safe Climate: A Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Keywords
climate change, climate justice, human rights
Topics
Climate change and the atmosphere
Environmental governance and rights
This is a report of good practices demonstrating that effective actions are available to simultaneously address climate change and protect human rights. Drawn from every continent and featuring more than 60 States and a wide range of actors, the good practices in this report are intended to inspire ambitious action to address the global climate emergency.
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Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability
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Keywords
plastic waste, waste management
Topics
Chemicals and Waste
The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time will require governments to regulate, businesses to innovate and individuals to act. This paper sets out
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Strengthening legal frameworks for licit and illicit trade in wildlife and forest products
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Strengthen the effective implementation of environmental law
Keywords
environmental crime, Environmental Rule of Law, illegal trade, wildlife crime, wildlife product
Topics
Biological diversity
Trade and investment
Environmental governance and rights
The publication takes stock and gives a ‘gap analysis’ of the current status of institutions and legal frameworks relating to the regulation of licit trade, and the prevention, detection and penalization of illicit trade, in wildlife and forest products. It also highlights useful components of existing instruments and possible issues with the content of those instruments, which could benefit from future attention by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of national governments.
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The State of Knowledge of Crimes that have Serious Impacts on the Environment
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Strengthen the effective implementation of environmental law
Support in the development and implementation of environmental rule of law, consistent with decision 27/9 of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme
Keywords
environmental crime
Topics
Environmental governance and rights
Biological diversity
This is a report of an expert process involving experts nominated by governments, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations. The outcomes of the process are intended to contribute to the efforts aimed at developing a deeper knowledge and understanding of crimes that have serious impacts on the environment, as well as to the development and better implementation of responses to these crimes at the international, regional, and national levels.
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The Status of Climate Change Litigation: A Global Review
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Support the development of adequate and effective environmental legislation and legal frameworks to address environmental issues
Strengthen the effective implementation of environmental law
Keywords
climate change, climate change mitigation, climate justice, Environmental Rule of Law, litigation
Topics
Climate change and the atmosphere
Environmental governance and rights
Over the last decade, laws codifying national and international responses to climate change have grown in number, specificity, and importance. As these laws have recognized new rights and created new duties, litigation seeking to challenge either their facial validity or their particular application has followed. So too has litigation aimed at pressing legislators and policymakers to be more ambitious and thorough in their approaches to climate change.