School of Law, GD Goenka University is now a member of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Founded in 1948, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network. Located in Gland, Switzerland, it brings governments, international organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), local communities and private enterprises together to engage in research and field projects that will develop solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges. It currently has membership of 198 institutions in 60 countries across the globe.
As countries seek to achieve global environmental sustainability and to increase their capacity for the development and implementation of international and national environmental law, the IUCN Academy draws on its international resources to help in building individual talent and institutional capacity in environmental law and policy as a vital contributor to effective international environmental governance and advance understanding of some of the most pressing environmental law and governance issues and propose strategies to address these issues from a legal perspective.