Environmental Rights Initiative Fact Sheet

The document outlines UN Environment's efforts to promote, protect, and respect environmental rights. For nearly two decades, this initiative has been collaborating with various agencies and organizations, including the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It focuses on strengthening environmental rights, promoting inter-agency cooperation, and building knowledge on these rights. Key activities include supporting the Special Rapporteur’s consultations, sensitizing the judiciary on constitutional environmental rights, and supporting regional negotiations on environmental agreements. The document emphasizes the need for comprehensive approaches to safeguard environmental rights globally.