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Action For Nature: 2019 International Young Eco-Hero Award Winners

Action for Nature, Inc. is an international non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California, that encourages young people to take personal action to better their environments and to foster love and respect for nature. Its mission is to encourage young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends. 'Meet our 2019...

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Towards a Geneva Road Map

Supporting Environmental Defenders   As public attention grows to the changing conditions of environmental civil society and defenders, increasing research, civil society and multilateral initiatives are emerging to better understand and respond. This event sought to bring together a number of such initiatives to take stock of the situation, review existing support initiatives and...

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Young Champions of the Earth

Invent the future Are you a change-maker, rain-maker, ground-breaker? Do you see opportunity where others see crisis? Do you want to change the world? Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact. Lead a new wave Global warming is forcing our societies, our...

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Series: The Defenders

The Guardian: In collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian has attempted to record the deaths of all these people, whether they be wildlife rangers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or indigenous land rights activists in Brazil. At the current rate, chances are that four land and environmental defenders will be killed this week somewhere on the planet. Individually, they...

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UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

The UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies are the organisms from the international covenants that monitor the implementation of treaties mandated to review alleged violations, to individuals, of the rights contained in such treaties. For EHRDs to submit requests or individual claims to a specific Treaty Body, their country of residence must have signed such Treaty Body. In other words, for an...

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Human Right´s Council Special Procedures mechanism

UN Special Procedures is the collective name for independent human rights experts mandated by the Human Rights Council to address either country-specific human rights violations, or to promote certain thematic human rights concerns. The UN Special Procedures mechanism is a system of over fifty ‘Special Rapporteurs’ (though some take the form of ‘Working Groups’ or ‘Independent...

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Welcome to environment-rights.org

The portal has been designed and built following suggestions received from you, the world’s environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs). We hope you will find it useful as you continue your vital work to preserve the natural environment and to defend rights. EHRDs are individuals and groups who work to protect the environment, on which so many human rights depend. We cannot fully...

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Zero Tolerance Initiative – calling for an end to human rights abuse in global supply chains

The Zero Tolerance Initiative seeks to address violence, intimidation and killings of indigenous people and other human rights defenders linked to global supply chains. Working with a wide coalition of supportive groups, and in partnership with indigenous peoples and community representatives, the Initiative asks companies to address killings and violence in their supply chain. This...

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