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Strengthening support for environmental and climate defenders: New reports present recommendations to donors and civil society organisations
Honduras is selling off its natural resources to the highest bidder, environmentalists claim: The Irish News
Climate activist Anabela Lemos receives Swedish government’s award for human rights and democracy: We Effect
Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, called for protection of environmentalists who defend the planet at the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council
Around the world, those who defend the environment and the human rights that depend on it face all types of obstacles, challenges and threats. Overcoming adversity, environmental, land and indigenous defenders have been working to change the lives of many.
The environment is a new battleground for human rights. As demand for products like timber, minerals and palm oil continues to rise, governments, companies and criminals are exploiting land with little regard for the people who live on it.