The elaboration of international environmental law constitutes the foundational step in any viable environmental protection strategy. However, in the absence of comprehensive implementation and enforcement, these legal instruments are ineffective at achieving their goals. National governments and the broader international community play a critical role in developing distinct approaches and specific techniques for ensuring the highest degree of compliance with international environmental regulations.
Nation states, particularly developing countries and countries with economies in transition, encounter numerous difficulties implementing international environmental law obligations. In order to assist with implementation, UNITAR’s Environmental Law Programme organizes seminars and workshops to promote the effective application of international environmental agreements at the national level.
- Environmental Civil and Criminal Responsibility, Italy, 2005
- Environmental Law Implementation Mechanisms, Georgia, 2004
- Industrial Risk, Brazil, 2004
- Environmental Impact Assesment Procedure, France, 2004
- Implementation of International Environmental Law for the Indian Ocean, Mauritius, 2002
- Application of Environmental Law, France, 2002
- Implementation of International Environmental Law for North African Countries, Morocco, 2001
- Implementation of International Environmental Law for West Africa, France, 2001