All human beings depend on the environment in which we live. A safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment is integral to the full enjoyment of a wide range of human rights, including the rights to life, health, food, water and sanitation. Without a healthy environment, we are unable to fulfill our aspirations or even live at a level commensurate with minimum standards of human dignity. At the same time, protecting human rights helps to protect the environment. When people are able to learn about, and participate in, the decisions that affect them, they can help to ensure that those decisions respect their need for a sustainable environment.

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Organization | Non-Governmental and Business Organizations


Organization | Academic and Training Institutions

Geneva Academy

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

Geneva Environment Network


Human Right Watch

Organization | Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Human Rights Watch



Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Europe Office

Organization | Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe



Adriana Bessa

Adriana Bessa is a Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

Amanda Kron

Amanda Kron is an Associate Expert on Climate Change and Environment at the United Nations Human Rights.

Baskut Tuncak

Baskut Tuncak is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes.

Benjamin Schachter

Benjamin Schachter is Associate Human Rights Officer at United Nations Human Rights.

David Azoulay

David Azoulay is the Managing Attorney of the Center for International Environmental Law’s (CIEL) Geneva Office and the Director of CIEL’s Environmental Health Program.

David R. Boyd

David R. Boyd is the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment.

Fiona Marshall

Fiona Marshall is an Environmental Affairs Officer and the Secretary to the Compliance Committee at the Aarhus Convention of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Giulia Carlini

Giulia Carlini is a Staff Attorney for the Environmental Health Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Sébastien Duyck

Sébastien Duyck is Senior Attorney of the Climate and Energy Programme of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Yves Lador

Yves Lador is the representative of Earthjustice to the United Nations in Geneva.


Event | Virtual

The Environmental Agenda of International Geneva

01 Sep 2020 09:00 – 10:00

Live | Webex Event & Facebook