What is ICEF?
The International Court of the Environment Foundation (ICEF) is an internationally recognised NGO accredited with the United Nations (ECOSOC and FAO) and with the Council of Europe, which was officially registered in Rome as a non profit foundation on 22 May 1992, with latest amendments on 4 July 2003.
What are ICEF's objectives?
The platform of the Foundation focuses on dispute resolution mechanisms within international environmental law and on access to information, participation and justice. Its aims are:
- The promotion of a balanced system of global environmental governance, which includes the political-administrative profiles and the jurisdictional ones;
- The creation in particular: of an International Environmental Agency, with functions of more effective control, monitoring and management of the environment; and of an International Court of the Environment in the form considered to be most appropriate by the International Community, giving access not only to States but also to associations and to individuals;
- The inclusion of international environmental crimes within the competence of the International Court of the Environment or of the already constituted International Criminal Court (ICC);
- As an intermediary step towards the creation of the Agency and the Court, the promotion and support of an International Centre for the Prevention and Management of Environmental Conflicts, with proper technical and technological support;
- The support and co-operation with national Governments, with UNEP, FAO, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and the European Union for studies, research and operational projects, in view of the implementation of international environmental conventions and with special reference to the three Framework Conventions on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification, as well as the oceans and seas (with special attention focused on the integrated Mediterranean-Black Sea system) and the protection of flora and fauna, wildlife and the landscape;
- Collaborating in common initiatives with the scientific community and with the Supreme Courts of different countries for identifying and monitoring, within their territory, cases of environmental damage, for the purpose of their objective and proper description and their gradual restoration, in tune with the possible co-operation of companies interested in a truly sustainable model of development.
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