About the Journal

Environmental Policy and Law

Environmental Policy and Law is an international journal that provides an exchange of information and experience on all legal, administrative, and policy matters relevant to the human and natural environment in its widest sense: air, water and soil pollution as well as waste management; the conservation of flora and fauna; protected areas and land-use control; development and conservation of the world's non-renewable resources. In short, it covers all aspects included in the concept of sustainable development.

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This international journal was first launched in 1975, with two volumes published annually in the early years. Divided into sections, it has always covered the activities of the United Nations and its specialized agencies, other international developments, regional activities within the framework of European Union, AU, ASEAN, etc., and developments at the national level from all over the world. An important and distinctive feature was the publication of selected documents, otherwise not easily accessible, such as the resolutions from non-public meetings of parliamentarians, guidelines, or draft conventions not yet published or newly concluded agreements. 

In January 2017, it was with deep sadness that we announced the passing of the Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne, who was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Policy and Law. For a tribute, please visit this website.  

Research4life – IOS Press journals are available in developing countries through the Research4Life program, which provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Read more on the IOS Press website here.