Advancing environmental rights

Bringing environmental protection nearer to the people 

Environmental rights have grown more rapidly than any other human right.155 countries have binding legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to a healthy environment.

UN Environment  supports the upholding of environmental rights through The Environmental Rights Initiative; which is a coalition of state and non-state actors united to promote, protect, and respect environmental rights.

What are Environmental Rights?

What are your Environmental Rights?

Who are Environmental Defenders?

Read UN Environment's Defenders Policy