Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders

Who we are There is a rise in the number of killings and different forms of human rights violations of environment defenders in the Asia Pacific. These are happening in areas where there is opposition to projects such as large-scale mining, mega-dams and industrial plantations, which disrupt ecological balance and people’s lives. Environment defenders seek to […]

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Today is World Wetlands Day! Feb 2 What are World

[STATEMENT] World Wetlands Day

February 2, 2024

On February 2, World Wetlands Day, the Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders invites everyone to celebrate the immense value of wetlands to sustaining human life and environments.

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[STATEMENT] International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day

January 28, 2024

Today on International Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Day, we amplify the call to reduce global CO2 emissions to keep global warming below 1.5C and prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, especially on vulnerable populations in the Asia-Pacific.

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Release Anti-Mining Environmental Defenders from Gadchiroli, India

November 23, 2023

The Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNED) calls for the immediate release of 21 individuals arrested in the Gadchiroli district in the state of Maharashtra, central India on November 20. They were among the residents of the Todgatta Village and around 70 neighboring villages who have been protesting for over 250 days against six auctioned iron mines at Surjagarh Hills since March 11 this year.

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Environmental Human Rights Defenders Toolkit – Filipino

November 3, 2023

Ang makatlong pamplanetang krisis nang pagbabagong klima, polusyon at pagkawala nang saribuhay ay kumakatawan sa nag-iisang pinakadakilang pagsubok na karapatang pantao sa panahong ito. Nitong Hulyo 2022, pinagtibay nang Pangkalahatang Asembliya nang UN ang makasaysayang resolusyong “Ang karapatang pantao para sa malinis, malusog at sustinableng kapaligiran” (A/Res./76/300). Ang resolusyong ito ay “pagkilala na dapat ang […]