The IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) is a volunteer network of environmental law and policy experts from across the world serving as the principal source of technical legal advice to IUCN, its members, and collaborating institutions on all aspects of environmental law. WCEL has been working for over 50 years to establish and solidify the legal foundations for the conservation of nature and natural resources, and your membership can now serve to bolster coordination and yield yet more enduring success far into the future.
WCEL membership is open to individuals with law degrees working in the field of environmental law. WCEL currently has nearly 1500 members from 125 countries. Members include academics, legal practitioners, and members of the judiciary, among others.
The IUCN Commission System is open for applications. Applying for an IUCN Commission is done in 3 simple steps:
1. If you do not already have an IUCN account, you will first need to create an account here;
2. Create or edit your profile; and
3. Apply for an IUCN Commission.
Once your application has been submitted it will be reviewed by the relevant Commission Leader and his/her decision on your membership will be sent to you.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to your contributions to WCEL.