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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: 709884 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...wegian_climate_change_case.pdf
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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: 709845.2 - https://www.ilo.org/global/top...WCMS_118357/lang--de/index.htm
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Mountain Partnership: Members detail    About Our Vision and Mission Governance and Strategy Mountain Partnership Steering Committee Mountain Partnership Secretariat Basic Documents Brochures Logos and PowerPoint presentations FAQ Definitions Members List of members Membership criteria Join us Our work Advocacy Joint action Capacity Development Communications International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022 International Mountain Day Resource Mobilization Food security Regions Asia and the Pacific Europe Near East and North Africa North & Central America and the Caribbean South America Sub-Saharan Africa News Members' Voices Success Stories Events Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership 2022 Archive Mountain Partnership Events MP Event Planning Calendar Peak to Peak Current Issue Archive Publications On the shelf Mountain Partnership Key Publications Policy Briefs & Reports UN documents Member Publications Mountain Declarations Mountain Library Resources Peak to Peak Newsletter Archive Mountain Partnership Basic Documents Contact Join us List of members Membership criteria Join us United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. UNEP work encompasses: assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment. (...) Member category Intergovernmental Organizations Country Kenya Area Sub-Saharan Africa Geographic focus of work Global - Regional - Interregional - Sub-regional - National - Local Specific Region(s) Africa - Asia & The Pacific - Europe - Latin America & Caribbean - Near East & North Africa Focal Point title Head of the Biodiversity, People and Landscapes Unit, Nairobi Office Focal Point Melissa de Kock Alternate Focal Point title Head, United Nations Environment Programme, Vienna Liaison Office Alternate Focal Point Harald Egerer Address United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) P.O.
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Score: 709577.44 - https://www.fao.org/mountain-p...ers/members-detail/en/c/42696/
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Global Environment Facility approves $18 million to support FAO-led projects in Africa and Latin America Discover About FAO In action Media Main topics Resources Member countries Get involved English العربية 中文 Français Русский Español Italiano About FAO Loading... (...) The project in Nigeria will improve the conservation, sustainable use, and restoration of a lowland forest landscape to protect globally significant biodiversity and strengthen the sustainable livelihoods of local communities. (...) More on this topic FAO-Global Environment Facility Partnership Global Environment Facility FAO-GEF Partnership Video Contact Sean Sampson FAO News and Media (Rome) [email protected] FAO News and Media (+39) 06 570 53625 [email protected] Follow us on FAO Organizational Chart Worldwide offices Regional Office for Africa Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa Country Offices Jobs Contact us Terms and Conditions Data protection and privacy Scam Alert Report Misconduct Download our app © FAO 2022
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Score: 709433.4 - https://www.fao.org/newsroom/d...in-africa-and-latin-america/en
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Photo by UN Environment Programme / Aidan Dockery With the launch of a major report by the Global Commission on Adaptation on 10 September 2019, we follow the story of an environmental hero from the Seychelles and their quest to adapt by harnessing the power of trees. (...) Funded by the  Global Environment Facility , the project is using nature to defend against climate impacts in three ecosystems—coastal habitats in Seychelles, dry deserts in Mauritania and mountainous forests in Nepal. (...) Topics:  climate change Ecosystems Adaptation Global Environment Facility Source:  United Nations Environment Programme More from this author Beating plastic pollution Triple planetary crisis, green recovery top agenda at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Most Read Today Economic Development Africa and the Russia-Ukraine conflict: Seizing the opportunity in the crisis Economic Development How the Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts Africa Culture and Education Swahili gaining popularity globally UN Affairs High-level independent panel on security and development in crisis-torn Sahel region launched at UN Human Rights Remembering the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 27 years later Agriculture Growing hunger, high food prices in Africa don’t have to become worse tragedy More of interest UNEP celebrates 50 years of solving the world's environmental challenges Triple planetary crisis, green recovery top agenda at African Ministerial Conference on the Environment Green shoots: Are COVID-19 recovery funds helping the environment?
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Score: 709141.85 - https://www.un.org/africarenew...guide-resisting-climate-change
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The right to a healthy environment is recognized by over 150 UN member states, but it has not been formally recognized at the global level thereby delaying achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, exacerbating inequalities, and creating protection gaps, especially for environmental human rights defenders, children, youth, women, and indigenous peoples who often have been and continue to be agents of change for safeguarding the environment. (...) Rights of present and future generations depend on a healthy environment. The global recognition of the right to a healthy environment will support efforts to leave no one behind, ensure a just transition to an environmentally healthy and socially equitable world and realize human rights for all. We commend the Council’s leadership for bringing the world closer to global recognition and protection of the right to a healthy environment.  
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Score: 709132.37 - https://violenceagainstchildre...ties-right-healthy-environment
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The right to a healthy environment is recognized by over 150 UN member states, but it has not been formally recognized at the global level thereby delaying achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, exacerbating inequalities, and creating protection gaps, especially for environmental human rights defenders, children, youth, women, and indigenous peoples who often have been and continue to be agents of change for safeguarding the environment. (...) Rights of present and future generations depend on a healthy environment. The global recognition of the right to a healthy environment will support efforts to leave no one behind, ensure a just transition to an environmentally healthy and socially equitable world and realize human rights for all. We commend the Council’s leadership for bringing the world closer to global recognition and protection of the right to a healthy environment.  
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Score: 709132.37 - https://violenceagainstchildren.un.org/node/4036
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The right to a healthy environment at the global level 15 VII. Conclusions and recommendations 17 Annexes I. (...) The United Nations Environment Programme was also praised for its recent Environmental Rights Initiative, which is helping to develop a broader understanding of the relationship between environmental protection and human rights. (...) Participants stressed the fact that the right should not be found only on paper in constitutions, legislation and treaties, but it must also be operationalized, and that this was urgent in light of the global environmental emergency. It is important to make the right enforceable and judiciable.
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Score: 708924.85 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...SREnvironment/A_HRC_43_54.docx
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WRI is an independent nonprofit organization with a global network of partners including the United Nations Environment Programme. (...) Sponsored by UCC-Water, UNEP Collaborating Centre on Water and Environment, Hørsholm, Denmark, http://www.ucc-water.org/Freshco/ Link Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. (...) Topics addressed include coastal mangrove forests and shrimp farming. http://www.wrm.org.uy Link WWF Global Marine Programme. Focusing on conservation of the marine environment, sustainable fisheries and marine protected areas.
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Score: 708889.65 - https://www.who.int/heli/risks...astalmanagement/en/index9.html
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Partnerships EU-UN Partnership on Land and Natural Resource Conflicts Six United Nations agencies and departments (UNEP, UNDP, UNHABITAT, PBSO, DPA and DESA), coordinated by the UN Framework Team for Preventive Action, have partnered with the European Union (EU) to help countries identify, prevent and transform tensions over natural resource as part of conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes. Global Research Programme on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resources The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Universities of Tokyo and McGill initiated a global research programme to collect lessons learned and good practices on managing natural resources during post-conflict peacebuilding. (...) António Guterres Resources Documents Resolution A/RES/56/4 declaring the Day Protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict  (UNEP/EA.2/Res.15) UN Resolution on Environmental Sustainability in Mali Peacekeeping Operations [S/RES/2100 (2013)] Environment and Security: a Global Agenda for UNEP [UNEP/GC.23/INF/21] Publications on Environmental Peacebuilding Policy Briefs Policy Reports Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential Greening the Blue Helmets Protecting the Environment During Armed Conflict: An Inventory and Analysis of International Law From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment Guidance Notes Natural resource management in transition settings – UNDG/ ECHA Guidance Note The EU-UN partnership on Land and Natural Resource Conflicts UN System UNEP Disasters and Conflicts Programme UNEP Disasters and Conflicts Programme  (brochure) UNEP Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding Programme Environmental Emergencies Centre UN Development Programme (UNDP) UNDP Crisis Prevention & Recovery UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) UN International Law Commission: Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts Related Observances World Environment Day International Day of Peace International Day of UN Peacekeepers International Day of Forests World Wildlife Day International Mother Earth Day World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought Peace and Security Saving future generations from the scourge of war  was the main motivation for creating the United Nations, whose founders lived through the devastation of two world wars. Since its creation, the UN has often been called upon to prevent disputes from escalating into war, or to help restore peace following the outbreak of armed conflict, and to promote lasting peace in societies emerging from wars.   UN Environment Programme The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.  
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Score: 708852.6 - https://www.un.org/en/observan...ironment-in-war-protection-day
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