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

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.

Ella Behlyarova

Ella Behlyarova is a Programme Manager at the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on PRTRs.

Emilia Wahlström

Emilia Wahlström is a Programme Management Officer at the UNISDR.

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).

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.

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.

Richard Pearshouse

Richard Pearshouse is the director of Environment and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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

Body Meeting

Geneva Peace Week 2023

30 Oct – 03 Nov 2023

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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