Environmental Legislation


Environmental provisions in Trade Agreements


Legal provisions related to Payment for Ecosystem Services


Water Resource Management



Natural Disasters Laws, Norms and Principles 


Caribbean Emergency Legislation


IUCN Commission on Environmental Law Steering Committee Meeting held  on March 24th and 25th in Asuncion, Paraguay

The CEL Chair presented the 2010 Report to Steering Committee members and special invitees including the DSD  Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance Section Chief.

Items in the agenda of the meeting included strategies towards Rio+20, the non regression principle in environmental law, judicial governance, protected areas governance and MEA’s among other themes. Collaboration opportunities with the OAS-DSD where discussed as well. Picture

Relevant Links:

Environmental Legislation in the Americas

IUCN Environmental Law Program

ECOLEX: Gateway to Environmental Law

Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Indicators



  House in Brazil approves emergency vote for Forestry Code. (Portuguese) More..

  DSD Environmental Law, Policy and Good Governance Section Chief disserts on Relevance of Institutional-Policy Frameworks for International Waters in Regional Workshop hosted by WWF on the UN Convention on the law of non-navigational uses of international watercourses More..

► Online course Call: Trade and Environment in the Americas. Registration Deadline Abril 15, 2011 (5:00 PM Washington DC time). More...

► OAS-DSD jointly with the WCL is organizing a course to strengthen environmental aspects of trade agreements. Draft agenda

Past events ....


Environmental Law Advisory Group of the OAS Department of Sustainable Development

Our Initiatives

Caribbean Emergency Legislation Project


OAS and BDC for environmental study


FASO Legislative Study No.86 "Groundwater in international law - Compilation of treaties and other legal instruments".