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 […]

Upcoming Event

Civil Society Consultation on the on the ASEAN on Environmental Rights Consultation Document An initial consultation led by the Asia Pacifi Network of Environmental Defenders Section with details of the event. March 22 | Friday | Zoom 1:00-4:00PM (Manila/Singapore) / 12:00-3:00PM (Bangkok/Jakarta) Register at

Civil Society Consultation on the ASEAN Environmental Rights Consultation Document

March 20, 2024

The Asia Pacific Network on Environmental Defenders (APNED) will be holding a civil society consultation on the consultation document on the ASEAN environmental rights on March 22, 2024 at 1:00PM-4:00PM (Philippines/Singapore time) via Zoom (Register HERE). It is an effort of APNED as a platform of environmental human rights defenders to ensure civil society participation in […]

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News and Updates

[SIGN ON] People for Himalaya

May 2, 2024

Civil society organizations from the Himalaya request your support to save the Himalayas. Prompted by the increasing frequency, scale, and intensity of climate disasters such as landslides and glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) in the Himalayan region and the recognition that such disasters compound with historical systemic problems of exploitation and governance failure to especially bring harm to the most vulnerable yet least responsible populations, the People of Himalaya campaign was formed.

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[PRESS RELEASE] Call to Action on Environmental Rights in ASEAN

April 26, 2024

Today, civil society groups in ASEAN call for action and engagement on environmental rights. The ASEAN Environmental Rights Working Group (AER Working Group) has released a draft declaration on environmental rights for stakeholder consultation until the end of April. Submissions from the public can be made via Environmental Rights or through UNESCAP. Call to action […]

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Environmental Defenders Call to Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22, 2024

On April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which started with a million people protesting and demanding environmental protection in the 1970s. After more than five decades, environmentally destructive projects such as mining and large dams still abound and people around the world are still struggling to uphold environmental rights and advocating for environmental protection, rehabilitation, […]

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APNED 2024 Q1 Newsletter

April 16, 2024

APNED is pleased to share our first quarterly newsletter of the year, containing the highlights and achievements of our network from January to March 2024.