(Washington, DC): The first ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, despite prolific growth in environmental laws and agencies worldwide over the last four decades.
ELI worked with UN Environment to develop the First Global Report on the Environmental Rule of Law.
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If human society is to stay within the bounds of critical ecological thresholds, it is imperative that environmental laws are widely understood, respected, and enforced and the benefits of environmental protection are enjoyed by people and the planet. Though environmental laws and regulations have expanded dramatically across th