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Defending the Defenders: Environmental Advocates in Southeast Asia in Focus
April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+7
The webinar aims to discuss the challenges and ways forward for the protection of the rights of environmental defenders.
– Dr Georgie Lloyd, Regional Coordinator (Asia and the Pacific) of Environmental Law and Governance, United Nations Environment Programme
– Dr. Fran Lambrick, Co-Founder, NOT1MORE
– Lia Alonzo, Secretariat, Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders
– Nick Bull, Defenders Program Manager, Earthrights International
Special Intervention: Prof. Ben Boer.
The webinar aims to gather concerned stakeholders to discuss challenges and ways forward for the protection of the rights of environmental defenders. The event is intended to be a platform to build action for the protection of environmental defenders across the region. Specifically, the event seeks: :
- To present the threats, challenges and issues, as well as current and future initiatives to protect the rights of environmental defenders in Southeast Asia, including in the context of SDG 16;
- To review previous recommendations and solutions to address these issues;
- To support the work being done by APNED, UNEP and EarthRights International.