• Overview
UN Environment is delighted to launch its Environmental Rights Initiative during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva! The Environmental Rights Initiative represents the next phase of UN Environment’s work on human rights and the environment. It will bring environmental protection nearer to the people by helping them to better understand their rights and how to defend them; by working with media to improve coverage of rights issues; by calling on the private sector to move beyond a culture of compliance to one where environmental rights are championed; and by assisting governments to implement environmental rights obligations.
 
The launch features and excellent panel comprising:
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment -  Professor John Knox
  • Global Environment Editor, The Guardian - Jon Watts
  • President and Chief Executive, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation – Bianca Jagger
  • Global Witness Co-Founder - Patrick Alley
  • Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights – Kate Gilmore
  • UN’s leading expert on environmental law – Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
Environmental governance
16 May 2018

Es una mañana de domingo en Koyonzo y el mercado central de esta ciudad al oeste de Kenia ya está lleno de gente.

16 May 2018

It’s late Sunday morning in Koyonzo and the central market, which straddles the main road of this town in western Kenya, is already filling with people.

16 May 2018

في وقت متأخر من صباح يوم الأحد في منطقة كويونزو والسوق المركزي، والذي ي

4 May 2018

三十五岁的James Wakibia本来没有成为环保主义者的打算

4 May 2018

James Wakibia, 35 ans, n'avait pas prévu de devenir un écologiste. Mais les niveaux de pollution dans sa ville natale de Nakuru, à 150 km de la capitale kenyane, étaient si élevés qu'il s'est senti obligé d'agir.