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Further, the declaration highlighted the commitment of parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to enhance the global environmental legal framework and to strengthen and enforce environmental law at national level, to protect biodiversity and to respect, protect and promote human rights obligations with respect to biodiversity protection measures.22 The release of the UN Guidance Note on the Protection and Promotion of the Civic Space, which includes many references to environmental defenders and the critical importance of expanding and protecting the civic space.23 11Environmental Justice: securing our right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment At the regional level, the ratification and entry into force of the ‘Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean’ (the ‘Escazú Agreement’), the first environmental human rights treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean and innovative in many ways.24 24 United Nations Guidance Note: Protection and Promotion of Civic Space, (United Nations publication, September 2020). (...) Supporting the respect, protection and fulfillment of environmental rights The respect, protection and fulfillment of environmental rights, at national and international levels, is a powerful tool for enhancing the protection of the environment and addressing environmental justice. While the full enjoyment of human rights depends upon a healthy environment, environmental protection is strengthened by the exercise of human rights.47 Consideration for the respect, protection and fulfillment of environmental rights and conversely the protection of human rights in environmental conservation policies and measures,48 is 45 United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report, 2019, p. 8. 46 UNDP Global Programme Phase IV project document. 47 United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment, 2018, p. 5.
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Score: 683183.6 - https://www.undp.org/sites/g/f...l-Justice-Technical-Report.pdf
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Intersecting environmental, health and socio-economic crises are reversing global development gains and placing people and planet under stress. (...) That is why I reiterate my call for global recognition and effective implementation of the human right to a healthy environment. (...) We must continue to move forward to ensure a rights-based approach to all environmental action including the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
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Score: 683167 - https://www.ohchr.org/en/state...e-organized-special-rapporteur
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BACKGROUND PAPER FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE PLENARY : STATE OF THE ENVIRONMENT : DISCUSSION PAPER : ADDENDUM / PRESENTED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The 2001 report of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP), highlighted that on a global scale the productive capacity and ecological integrity of the marine environment, including estuaries and near-shore coastal waters, continued to be degraded and in many places even exacerbated. 19. (...) The Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities is the only global action programme addressing the interface between freshwater and coastal environments. (...) Protecting and managing the world’s water resources (a) Protecting the marine environment – the main mechanism is the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities aimed at strengthening national, regional and global efforts to tackle what is perhaps the most important threat to the marine environment, i.e., the flow of chemicals, sewage, other types of wastes and pollutants into the sea through the air, rivers and coastal activities; (b) Regional seas programme – provides an effective framework for policy, legal and other instruments for the management of the coasts and oceans in 15 regions of the world; (c) Protecting the freshwater, coastal and marine environment of the small island developing States – facilitating and supporting the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for small island developing States; (d) Supporting the international coral reef action network project; (e) Linking integrated water resource management (IWRM) and integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) – development of guidelines for the integrated coastal area management (ICARM) and other relevant tools; (f) Inland waters - programme and projects for the environmentally sound management of inland waters (e.g., Zambezi river development action plan; Lake Chad Basin diagnostic study and action plan); (g) International environmentally sound technologies – promoting the use of environmentally sound technologies to address urban and freshwater management issues; (h) UNEP Collaborating Center on Water and Environment – is a center of expertise to support the implementation of the UNEP water policy and strategy, focusing on the environmental aspects of freshwater resources and the marine environment.
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International agreements in the field of chemical safety and the environment Resource list | 08 November 2013 Minimata Convention on Mercury The Minamata Convention for Mercury is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. (...) Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal This Convention is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. (...) Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically and accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife.
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Score: 682535.25 - https://www.ilo.org/global/top...WCMS_118357/lang--de/index.htm
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REPORT OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES
Veerle Vandeweerd, Coordinator of the Global Programme of Action and Mr. Ian Matheson, Director-General, Environmental Protection Operations, Environmental Stewardship Branch, Environment Canada. (...) Zhou concluded by affirming that the world should work in unison to improve marine and coastal environmental protection. 5. Mr. Malik said that many of the world’s challenges could only be addressed at the global level and that the Global Programme of Action represented an example of such action. (...) Ulla Kaarikivi-Laine, Director (Water Issues and Rural Environmental Protection), Ministry of Environment, Finland; Mr.
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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS : SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE, 24TH SESSION, BONN, 18-26 MAY 2006 ; SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR IMPLEMENTATION, 24TH SESSION, BONN, 18-26 MAY 2006 ; AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON FURTHER COMMITMENTS FOR ANNEX 1 PARTIES UNDER THE KYOTO PROTOCOL, 1ST SESSION, BONN, 17-25 MAY 2006
Povl Frich Special Adviser Danish Environmental Protection Agency Ministry of the Environment Ms. Rikke Reumert Schaltz Special Adviser Danish Environmental Protection Agency Ministry of the Environment Sr. (...) Jukka Uosukainen Deputy Director-General Global Environmental Affairs Ministry of the Environment Mr.
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Many national constitutions contemplate an enforceable right to a healthy environment Constitutional provisions related to environmental protection can be grouped into four major categories: government’s responsibility to protect the environment; substantive rights to environmental quality; procedural environmental rights; and individual responsibility to protect the environment.20 A wide majority of the 110 national constitutions that include recognition of a right to live in a healthy environment include provisions that clearly support enforceability.21 Also, of the 140+ constitutions that incorporate environmental responsibilities for governments, most include explicit provisions that support enforceability.22 The right to a healthy environment includes a set of procedural and substantive elements, drawn from four decades of domestic and international jurisprudence. (...) (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018). 20 David R. Boyd, The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2012) pg. 52. 21 Id. at pg. 72. 22 Id. at pg. 74. 9 and sustainably produced food, healthy ecosystems and biodiversity, and non-toxic environments in which to live, work, study and play. (...) Legal principles, drawn from international human rights law and international environmental law, shed light on how the licences violate the right to a healthy environment in Article 112 and protected European Convention rights The UN Human Rights Committee has stated that obligations of States under international environmental law should inform their human rights obligations.47 This is increasingly recognized at the national level, as demonstrated by the Supreme Court of Mexico in a recent decision relying on the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance to determine if the destruction of a mangrove forest violated the constitutional right to a healthy environment.48 Similarly an Australian court rejected a proposed coal mine in 2019, relying on the Paris Agreement and an analysis of the remaining global carbon budget to conclude it was “the wrong place at the wrong time … Wrong time because the GHG emissions of the coal mine and its coal product will increase total global concentrations of GHGs at a time when what is now urgently needed, in order to meet generally agreed climate targets, is a rapid and deep decrease in GHG emissions.”49 Five legal principles, drawn from international human rights law and international environmental law, are relevant to the issue of whether the right to a healthy environment in Article 112 has been violated, including common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, prevention, the precautionary principle, highest possible ambition, and extraterritorial obligations.
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Score: 681931.2 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...wegian_climate_change_case.pdf
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Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement UN Colombia A wide range of human rights activists have been targeted in Colombia, especially those living in rural areas.Human and environmental rights campaigners are one focus of a new UNEP/OHCHR agreement signed 16 August, 2019. Facebook Twitter Print Email Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement 16 August 2019 Human Rights The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the places where they live, across the world.  (...) In doing so, we will move towards a more sustainable and just planet,” she added.  Human, environmental rights, need 'stronger global partnerships' UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said: “Our planet is being recklessly destroyed, and we urgently need stronger global partnerships to take action to save it...We call on leaders and governments to recognise that climate change and environmental degradation severely undermine the human rights of their people, particularly those in vulnerable situations – including the generations of tomorrow.” 
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Score: 681899.46 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/08/1044361
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Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement | | 1UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Language العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search Search Advanced Search Main navigation Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Audio and Subscription Audio Hub Subscribe Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement UN Colombia A wide range of human rights activists have been targeted in Colombia, especially those living in rural areas.Human and environmental rights campaigners are one focus of a new UNEP/OHCHR agreement signed 16 August, 2019. Facebook Twitter Print Email Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement 16 August 2019 Human Rights The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while increasing protection for people and the places where they live, across the world.  (...) In doing so, we will move towards a more sustainable and just planet,” she added.  Human, environmental rights, need 'stronger global partnerships' UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said: “Our planet is being recklessly destroyed, and we urgently need stronger global partnerships to take action to save it...We call on leaders and governments to recognise that climate change and environmental degradation severely undermine the human rights of their people, particularly those in vulnerable situations – including the generations of tomorrow.” 
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Score: 681899.46 - https://news.un.org/story/2019/08/1044361
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REPORT OF THE FIRST INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES
The report of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) identified the most serious global threats as alteration and destruction of habitats and ecosystems; the effects of sewage on human health and the environment; widespread and increasing eutrophication; and altered sediment flows resulting from hydrological modification. (...) Building partnerships and financing the implementation of the Global Programme of Action: (a) Conditions for the successful application of appropriate financial arrangements; (b) Role of Governments, private and financing sectors and civil society; (c) Operationalization of appropriate financial arrangements for environmental protection. 9. (...) The Chair of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) summarized the major findings and recommendations of the global report on land-based sources and activities affecting the quality and uses of the marine, coastal and associated freshwater environment.
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