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

Looking back to 2022 and Welcoming 2023!

January 10, 2023

The Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders looks back to a challenging but fruitful 2022! We welcome 2023 with open arms, a broader perspective and a much stronger vigour to continue defending the environment!

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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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Resources

APNED Bulletin Issue #2

January 9, 2023

APNED Bulletin Issue #2 features essential news and information regarding environment defenders in the Asia-Pacific that strives to promote the right to a healthy environment in the region! Please get to know them more by reading our newsletter!

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APNED Bulletin Issue #1

January 9, 2023

APNED Bulletin Issue #1 features essential news and information regarding environment defenders in the Asia-Pacific that strives to promote the right to a healthy environment in the region! Please get to know them more by reading our newsletter!

The newsletter is available in English, Hindi, Khmer, Filipino and Bahasa.

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