December 17, 2010

UNEP Launches New Course on Course on Compliance with Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Filed under: Compliance Training, UN System — inece @ 3:09 pm

UNEP and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law have launched a new, university-level course on compliance with multilateral environmental agreements. The course syllabus, curriculum content (including sample PowerPoint presentations) with supporting references and materials, and a Manual for lecturers, instructors, and professors is available online at

This course on Compliance with and Enforcement of MEAs provides students with guidance on the practical aspects of negotiating, implementing, and enforcing environmental law at the international and national levels. As such, the course and its materials are designed to complement existing courses on environmental law and international environmental law.

The primary target audience for the course is law students, as well as students of international relations, environmental management and other disciplines linked to the study of the environment. After completion of the Compliance coursework, the students will have a better understanding of international environmental law in general as well as of the main challenges for effective compliance and enforcement of the MEAs.

The course supports UNEP’s Manual on Compliance with and Enforcement of Multilateral Environmental Agreement, available online at

For more information, see UNEP’s press release on the launch of the course.


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