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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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DRAFT MANILA DECLARATION ON FURTHERING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES
Commit ourselves to furthering the implementation of the Global Programme of Action with a focus on the programme of work agreed upon for 2012–2016, including through intersessional meetings of the Global Programme of Action as necessary, and to that end: (a) Agree to devote additional efforts and financial resources to expedite the implementation of the programme of work of the Global Programme of Action for 2012–2016; (b) Also agree actively to engage ourselves and step up our efforts to develop policies on the sustainable use of nutrients and nutrient management strategies to improve the nutrient use efficiency of manufactured fertilizer by 20 per cent over the period 2012–2016 so as to protect the environment and reduce the cost of fertilizer use; (c) Adopt a multi-stakeholder partnership approach to the priority source categories of the Global Programme Approach and to that end: (i) Agree to support the further development of the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management as a catalyst for political and institutional engagement in international and regional forums seeking to build a common agenda for tackling nutrient challenges and associated regional and national stakeholder partnerships; (ii) Also agree to guide and support the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management in its undertaking of a global assessment for a comprehensive understanding of the complex cycle of the two main nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus, and associated environmental impacts leading to the development of a broad range of actions that will ultimately reduce the environmental impact of unused nutrients; (iii) Further agree to work with all stakeholders concerned in the light of the Honolulu Commitment and the Honolulu Strategy to find solutions to the marine litter problem, including by sharing technical, legal, policy, community-based, economic and market-based means of preventing, reducing and managing marine litter; (iv) Agree to share among stakeholders information on good practices for wastewater management for the purposes of environmental protection, sanitation, climate change and nutrient benefits so as to prompt coordinated action; (d) Agree to support and facilitate initiatives that turn waste into a resource in an environmentally sustainable manner by developing global, regional, national and local targets for reducing marine litter and by improving global knowledge, understanding and monitoring of the scale, nature and sources of marine litter and its impact on human health, marine habitats, biodiversity and economic development; (e) Also agree to make wise investments in wastewater management and to recommit ourselves to promoting and demonstrating environment-friendly and resource-recycling approaches to wastewater and to tackling the adverse impacts of excess nutrients in wastewater discharges as part of the overall solution and approach to improved sanitation and human health; 4. (...) Request the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum to endorse the present declaration and the outcome of the third Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities as valuable contributions to the sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment; 13. (...) Also request the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme to convene the Fourth Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities in 2016, and, as necessary, intersessional meetings, all in collaboration with the relevant organizations and institutions, and to seek the support of the United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in organizing the meeting and implementing its outcome; 15.
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ENHANCING THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCIES IN AFRICA
Since its establishment in 1972, UNEP has kept the global environment under review by highlighting global environmental challenges and facilitating many regional and global environmental treaties and conventions. 2. (...) Environment protection agencies serve as an interlocutor for the integration of science and policy, using scientific information and data to solve global environmental challenges. (...) The aim of the proposed mechanism is to strengthen environment protection agencies to influence Africa’s negotiating capacity in global environmental forums; implement policy at the local, national, regional and global levels; and ensure compliance with and enforcement of environmental legislation. 17.
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Score: 682982.57 - https://daccess-ods.un.org/acc...?open&DS=AMCEN/18(II)/4&Lang=E
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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 FOURTH 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
K1900679 110319 UNITED NATIONS EP UNEP/GPA/IGR.4/5 United Nations Environment Programme Distr.: General 7 March 2019 Original: English Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities Fourth session Bali, Indonesia, 31 October and 1 November 2018 Report of the fourth 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 I. (...) Habib El-Habr, Coordinator of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities. 5. (...) Review of the implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities at the national, regional and international levels during the period 2012–2018. 5.
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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
The Meeting may decide to consider any other business relevant to the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities and the Global Programme of Action. (...) (venue to be identified) Reception hosted by the State Environmental Protection Administration UNEP/GPA/IGR.2/1/Add.1 9 Tuesday, 17 October 2006 Partnerships – mainstreaming the Global Programme of Action Plenary 10 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. (...) Item 6 (continued): Building a common agenda (d) Discussion on the programme of work of the UNEP Global Programme of Action Coordination Office for 2007–2011 (e) Discussion on the draft elements of a Beijing declaration on furthering the implementation of the Global Programme of Action China Forum (organized by the State Environmental Protection Administration) Social event 6.30 p.m.
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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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