About International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
About World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)
World Commission on Environmental Law is a Volunteer Global Environmental Law Network. The WCEL advances environmental law around the globe by providing specialized knowledge and assistance to strengthen the legal foundations of the conservation of nature and sustainable development through the conceptual advancement of environmental principles, norms, and laws, and by building the capacity of communities to benefit from the environmental rule of law.
The World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) is a network of environmental law and policy experts from all regions of the world volunteering their knowledge and services to IUCN activities. WCEL functions as an integral part of the IUCN Environmental Law Programme (ELP) that includes close collaboration with the Environmental Law Centre (ELC).
With a worldwide membership, WCEL not only takes the lead in projects of its own but also provides a source of expertise for the Environmental Law Centre and other parts of IUCN. The Commission thus serves as the principal source of legal technical advice to the Union, its members and its collaborating institutions on all aspects of environmental law. It supports action by international governmental organisations, governments and non-governmental organisations to improve or develop legal and institutional infrastructure best attuned to natural resources conservation in the context of sustainable development. WCEL's goal is to demonstrate the vital importance of such infrastructure within national and international strategies for environmental conservation, including the sustainable use of natural resources within and beyond national jurisdictions.
WCEL members by country
MM SCLC - World Commission on Environmental Law
In Charge Faculty of International Collaboration Asst. Prof. Sourabh UBALE is working as commission member on following bodies-
- Commission Member - IUCN WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group 2017-2020
- Commission Member - IUCN WCEL Environmental Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals Specialist Group 2017-2020
- Commission Member - IUCN WCEL Early Career Specialist Group 2017-2020
Asst. Prof. Sourabh Ubale – I/C, International Collaborations, MM SCLC, Pune INDIA