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Strengthening Implementation of International Environmental Law
10 Dec 2018 -  Commentaries on the UN Secretary General’s Report on international environmental law for the "Global pact for the Environment" consultations in 2019 mandated by RES. 72/277 (10 May 2018).
Proposals for a possible Global Pact for the Environment aim to contribute to the realisation of a sustainable world and facilitate consensus in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. There is wide acceptance of general principles of international environmental law, but because the principles appear in a wide range of legal instruments, there is a need to consolidate and codify them. The Secretary General’s report will set the stage for debates about how effectively to do so. Moreover, 2019 will also be the year of the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development under the auspices of the UNGA to follow-up on implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Thus, the SG’s report and the consultations in Nairobi will inevitably provide significant input of the 2019 HLPF.