Establishing procedures for legal redress for environmental harm

Improving legal remedies for environmental damage
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

The [Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Wastes and Their Disposal] requires signatories to take "appropriate measures in national law and also to impose sanctions". Other conventions, such as the [Convention of the International Trade in Endangered Species] (CITES), provide for sanctions against signatories that do not abide by the obligation in CITES.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal