Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability: Report of the Executive Director

United Nations Environment Programme (28/11/2012)

The present report provides information about recent developments related to the rule of law, in particular environmental law, including activities of the General Assembly, the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and the outcome of the WorldCongress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 17 to 20 June 2012. Taking into account the outcome of the Congress and pertinent provisions of the Rio+20 outcome document, it suggests action by the Governing Council to furtherjustice, governance and law for environmental sustainability in the context of sustainable development.

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