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On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, the Geneva Rights and Environment Talks aim to harness the opportunity of this moment of the year to reflect on the challenges posed by the rapid decline of nature and biodiversity, and on how Geneva contributes to bringing together the actors working towards ensuring the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is upheld for all.

In view of the increasing threats and attacks on people engaged in the protection of the environment, the Human Rights Council resolution 40/11 on the protection of environmental human rights defenders, adopted on 19 March 2019, requires a strong implementation follow-up.

The “Geneva Roadmap 40/11”, initiated by the environmental defenders’ meeting in Geneva on 25-27 February 2020, aims at fully utilizing the opportunity offered by the Human Rights Council sessions to promote exchanges between States, researchers and human rights and environmental defenders organizations. It can take stock of current progress and identify objectives that will reinforce the safe space needed for individuals and organizations to act for the protection of the environment.

More information on the Geneva Environment Network website.

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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