Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) are the predominant legal method for addressing transboundary environmental problems. Adopted by States, MEAs are standard-settings instruments for effective global environmental protection. However, nowadays some States, particularly least developed and developing countries, face the challenge of implementing over 300 MEAs due to limited technical, financial and human resources. For the adequate implementation of and compliance with MEAs at a national level, there is a need to raise awareness on International Environmental Law (IEL) and develop specific capacities for its implementation at the national level.
This course explores the different mechanisms made available in international environmental law to facilitate the creation and implementation of sound environmental norms; from the regulatory and economic instruments used by policy-makers, to the role of Environmental Impact Assessments and public participation in environmental decisions.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
1. Identify the principal regulatory instruments to prevent and mitigate environmental harm and degradation.
2. Describe the main economic instruments applied to promote environmental goals.
3. Explain the procedures for environmental impact assessment.
4. Illustrate the operation of environmental licensing systems.
5. Define the procedural rights of public participation in environmental decision making.
6. Specify the main techniques used to ensure compliance with international environmental law.
This self-paced course promotes an interactive approach through lessons and multimedia material, stimulating critical thinking. It provides a lot of flexibility, since you will be able to complete the course at your own pace and timeframe. Contents and activities are practice-oriented and under a self-assessment approach, so participants will learn through practical examples and assignments associated with research and case scenarios. This experience will be supported by the UNITAR team, additional resources and material, and visuals such as infographics and videos.
Government officials, international civil servants, lawyers, judges, NGO representatives, academics and private sector professionals in the field of international law and international organizations.
Participants who successfully meet the minimum passing requirements at the end of the course will receive a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.
Fee: 200 USD
Registration link Winter Edition: https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/techniques-and-procedures-international-environmental-law-winter-2021
Information about the course in PDF - click here.
The course requires about 30 hours to complete. If you do it directly, with leave from work, it could take you about 1.5 week. If you do not have leave from work, it could take you about 3 weeks back to back. However, since the course is self-paced, you can divide the work within the 3 month period.
The course is divided into three modules:
Module 1 “Introduction to Regulatory and Economic Instruments”, covering:
Module 2 “Environmental Impact Assessment”, covering:
Module 3 “Public Participation & Compliance Control”, covering:
Environmental Governance and Law, Multilateral Diplomacy, International Law
Practical examples and assignments associated with research and case scenarios. This experience will be supported by the UNITAR team, additional resources and material, and visuals such as infographics and videos.
|Course type||Registration link||Deadline for registration||Date||Course price|
|Summer Edition||The registration is closed||
5th Apr -
4th Jul 2021
|Fall Edition||The registration is closed||
5th July -
3rd Oct 2021
|3rd Oct 2021||4th Oct 2021 -
2nd Jan 2022