What is it about?

Environmental law is the cornerstone to implement the SDGs . This study examines the appropriateness of the current environmental legislations in the context of SDGs. To achieve this goal; a scoping review was conducted to assess their compatibility. The study revealed that the successful integration of SDGs with the current environmental legislations can be carried out by recognising the challenges highlighted in the 2030 Agenda.

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Why is it important?

The policies should factor in the possible linkage opportunities to develop a holistic management approach in the implementation, considering the international conventions’ obligations. The study can be deemed as the first attempt to examine the consistency of the SDGs with the national environmental legal framework, which can be employed to enhance the sustainable practices. Moreover, the study develops a simple framework that can assist in reviewing, keeping the legislations and strategy consistent with the SDGs.


it is essential to highlight the significance of reviewing and scrutinising the current environment legal tools to eliminate the gaps, deficiencies, contradictions, and repetitions, which will strengthen the capabilities crucial for the successful implementation and enforcement of these legal tools

Abdulkarim Rashed
University of Bahrain

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This page is a summary of: Bahrain’s Environmental Legal Tools for Giving Effect to Sustainable Development Goals: An Assessment, Environmental Policy and Law, March 2022, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/epl-210021.
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