|Sumario:||The general purpose of this article is to determine the mechanisms of Colombian administrative law to materialize the principle of environmental protection. Methodologically, this research is of a descriptive type, the investigative method was also used as it combined deductive elements about the legal literature, regulations and jurisprudence related to the subject. The sources of information used were secondary, since they worked with information contained in books, scientific articles, degree theses, papers and recognized valid documents. Likewise, the Internet was used in an attempt to obtain the aforementioned sources contained in specialized databases or databases.
It is concluded that administrative law plays a main role, since it governs the actions of the administration in the execution of the regulations related to the forecasting and precaution of risks in environmental matters.|