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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 tinyurl.com/ASEANEnviRightsConsultation

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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[STATEMENT] International Day of Action for Rivers

March 14, 2024

March 14 is the International Day of Action for Rivers. We stand in solidarity with all environmental defenders fighting for their rights to their rivers and life, and demand a stop to the construction of destructive mega-dams.

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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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Chardham Highway Project – for what and at what cost?

November 20, 2023

So-called development projects should ensure ecological balance and harmony and the safety of its workers and nearby communities. With this situation, we urge the government of India to stop the Chardham Highway Project due to ecological and security concerns. We also call for urgent action to rescue the trapped labourers and undergo rehabilitation in the landslide area. We hope that fellow environmental defenders would support the people of India for our common advocacy of protecting the environment and upholding environmental rights.

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