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 […]

News and Updates

Support and protection of environmental human rights defenders should be part of the agenda of COP27

November 7, 2022

We call on nation-states to include the recognition, support and protection of environmental human rights defenders in the agenda of the discussions and negotiations during COP27. The Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders calls for civil society organizations and the United Nations for continuing vigilance regarding the worsening attacks of environmental human rights defenders. Amidst the climate crisis, the environment is at a tipping point and people’s environmental and human rights are at stake.

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The Growing Movement to Stop Deep Sea Mining

March 25, 2022

The Deep Sea Mining Campaign (DSMC) has had a consistent focus for over a decade deep sea mining and its very real threat to the world’s oceans. Our unique approach combines research and evidence-based advocacy, finance advocacy and collaborative solidarity with frontline communities across the Pacific, and regional and international partners and networks.

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 Celebrating the Victories of 2021 and Welcoming 2022

January 10, 2022

2021 Year End Report Amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental challenges and repression of Environmental Human Rights Defenders (EHRDs), we were able to achieve breakthroughs together as a network.    Defend the Planet, Defend Our Rights   Mass Campaign 101 Reclaiming the NarrativeBracing Against the Tide to Uphold Environmental Rights and Social Justice   […]