Bringing environmental protection nearer to the people
The Environmental Rights Initiative is a coalition of state and non-state actors united to promote, protect, and respect environmental rights.
Through the Environmental Rights Initiative we will:
Work with governments to strengthen institutional capacities to develop and implement policy and legal frameworks that protect environmental rights effectively and inclusively;
Engage with businesses to help them to better understand what their environmental rights obligations are, and to provide guidance on how to move from a compliance culture to championing environmental rights;
Support civil society organisations and vulnerable populations in their efforts to access information on their environmental rights and to shine a spotlight on environmental rights violations;
Collaborate with media on the training of journalists on issues related to environmental rights and environmental defenders.
Benefits of joining the Environmental Rights Initiative
- Gain access to organisations and institutions working on environmental rights;
- Access to UN sister agencies and inter-governmental processes;
- Assistance securing UN Environment accreditation;
- Engagement with an international network of environmental rights organizations with peer-to-peer learning and knowledge-sharing.