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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Organizations

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Amnesty International

Amnesty International

Earthjustice

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Earthjustice

Earthjustice

Academic and Training Institutions

Geneva Academy

Geneva Academy

Intergovernmental Organizations

Geneva Environment Network

GEN

Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Initiatives of Change

IofC

UNEP

Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Europe Office

UNEP Europe Office

Intergovernmental Organizations

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE

Experts

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.

Andrés del Castillo

Andrés del Castillo is the Senior Attorney for the Environmental Health Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Benjamin Schachter

Benjamin Schachter is Human Rights Officer and Environment team leader 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).

Francesca Mingrone

Francesca Mingrone is a Geneva-based staff attorney for the Climate & Energy Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Giulia Carlini

Giulia Carlini is a Senior Attorney for the Environmental Health Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and co-chair of IPEN Toxic Plastics Working Group.

Hélionor De Anzizu

Hélionor De Anzizu is a Staff Attorney for the Environmental Health Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Ian Fry

Ian Fry is the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change

Ira Gibson

Ira Gibson is a Program Officer in Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva Office.

Lien Vandamme

Lien Vandamme is a Senior Campaigner for Climate & Energy Program at the Center for International Environmental Law's (CIEL) office in Geneva.

Marcos Orellana

Marcos Orellana is the UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights.

Peter Bille Larsen

Peter Bille Larson is Senior Lecturer and Associate Researcher, at the Environmental Governance and Territorial Development Institute and Department of Sociology, of the University of Geneva.

Rossella Recupero

Rossella Recupero is a Communications Associate at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).

Sandra Epal-Ratjen

Sandra Epal-Ratjen is the International Advocacy Director and Deputy Executive Director of Franciscans International.

Sébastien Duyck

Sébastien Duyck is a Senior Attorney in the Climate & Energy Program at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and the Campaign Manager for the Human Rights and Climate Change portfolio.

Yves Lador

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

Events

Conference

Geneva Peace Week 2022

31 Oct – 04 Nov 2022

Geneva & Online

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, IHEID, UNOG, QUNO, DCAF - Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

Learning

Course in Geneva

Environmental Governance & Policy-Making

14 Oct 2022

Maison de la Paix, The Geneva Graduate Institute

IHEID

Publications

Jobs