Environmental Governance

Campaign for an International Agency of the Environment and an International Court of the Environment

Since 1992, ICEF launched a campaign for the creation of an International Agency of the Environment and an International Court of the Environment.

In 1998 ICEF contacted all governments and parliaments of th world, demanding they express their own opinion on the creation of these two institutions.

All the answers received (87) are published into the Reports of 1998 and 2000, available for consultation at the ICEF office in Rome.

Here below a list of the Countries that agree with the creation of institutions for the Environmental Governance, more effective at international level ( particularly for the creation of an International Court of the Environment):
Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bielorussia, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cambogia, Repubblica Ceca, Estonia, Finlandia, Gambia, Germania, Haiti, Ungheria, Italia, Israele, Lettonia, Lituania, Giappone , Kenya, Corea, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malta, Maldive, Messico, Mauritius, Mozambico, Nepal, Pakistan, Polonia, Russia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailandia, Tagikistan, Trinidad e Tobago, Regno Unito, Ucraina, Uzbekistan

While the following list are the Countries that have a general interest for a more effectiveness of the global environmental institutions (particularly for an International Court of the Environment):
Australia, Belgio, Camerun, Cina, Danimarca, Spagna, Francia, Gabon, Olanda, India, Irlanda, Giamaica, Lussemburgo, Malesia, Madagascar, Nuova Zelanda, Repubblica Dominicana, Ruanda, San Salvador, Sud Africa, Uganda, Stati Uniti d’America, Uruguay

The idea of an International Environmental Agency and of an International Court of the Environment originated from the widespread conviction that in order to ensure the full and free exercise of the “right-duty” to the environment inherent in all human beings, either existing international institutions must be strengthened or new institutions created. By according standing to the individual, the International Court of the Environment would protect the right, including the associated procedural rights to environmental information, participation and access to justice.

Draft Statute of the International Environmental Agency and the International Court of the Environment (presented at the UNCED Conference in Rio de Janeiro, June 1992)

Cases and judgments of the International Court of the Environment

Public simulation of judgments rendered in important cases of environmental damage.

Case Environmental Associations versus Alfa and the Italian State, on matter of air and noise pollution of Brenner; Judgment rendered in Bolzano, Italy, on July 6, 2001.

See the Sentence in Italian and the sentence in German.