The EHRD Toolkit was launched last year during the annual commemoration of human rights day! The toolkit is the primary initiative of APNED, along with UNEP, YECAP, UNDP, OHCHR, and CEC-PH, in supporting the vital work of environment defenders across the globe. Additionally, it is an evolving document that seeks to improve upon new developments and consistent consultations and inputs from fellow defenders!Read More
This is a an overview and recap of APNED’s activities from April to June 2023!Read More
The United Nations Environment Programme launched its working paper on the Environmental Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Supporting Environment Human Rights Defenders last April 27, 2023.
The Working Paper summarises common legal and policy issues that must be urgently addressed across the Asia Pacific region concerning threats to the environmental rule of law and EHRDs. Key threats identified for the environmental rule of law and which undermine the positive role of environmental defenders in the achievement of sustainable development, include: the shrinking of civic space: impunity for wrongful acts: land grabbing; violence against environmental activists; criminalization of environmental defenders; and various forms of judicial harassment, such as strategic lawsuits against public participation.Read More
This is a an overview and recap of APNED’s activities from January to March 2023!Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
The triple planetary crisis of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss represents the single greatest human rights challenge of our era. In July 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on ‘The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment’ (A/Res./76/300). The resolution “recognises that sustainable development, in its three dimensions (social, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
A Briefer on the Situation of Pacific Environmental Human Rights Defenders (EHRDs) Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenderswith the support of theUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeRead More