Our projects

The GNHRE runs a number of collaborative projects, led by our members. Projects range from research-focused initiatives that spark meaningful conversations around a myriad of issues to advocacy efforts intended to provide support and foster knowledge exchange on a global scale. GNHRE projects also partner with like-minded organizations and institutions to share resources and make a bigger impact.

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The Escazú Agreement

The launch of The GNHRE Implementing Principles for The Escazú Agreement was an official side-event of the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Escazú Agreement, on April 22, 2022: Earth Day. 

The whole event was moderated by Ms. Natalia Urzola (Chief Coordinating Officer, GNHRE). In the opening remarks Dr Dina Lupin (Director, GNHRE) welcomed the audience and saluted the COP of the Escazú Agreement as a historical moment which included the launch of the GNHRE Principles as official side event.

Climate Litigation in the Global South Project

Climate litigation is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon, placing courts as essential players in climate governance to advance and protect human rights. 

Climate litigation in the Global South in particular, is utilizing human rights to push for greater ambition in adaptation and mitigation efforts, especially where governments’ responses to the causes and myriad impacts of climate change have been inadequate or inconsistent with applicable laws and policies.

GNHRE-UNEP School for Human Rights and the Environment

The Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will host their third annual online Summer/Winter School on Environmental and Human Rights from 11-15 September 2023. This year the Summer/Winter School will focus on the theme Transformations and Transitions. The School is held in collaboration with the University of Southampton Law School and with the ongoing support of the One Ocean Hub.

This moment in history is often defined in terms of multi-faceted environmental crises, demanding profound social, economic, political, and legal change. And significant changes are being made in all of these areas. This year’s School will examine themes of transformative governance, (just) transition and the many dimensions of ‘change’ that enhance or threaten human rights and the environment. 

The Environmental Rights Review

We are extremely excited to introduce The Environmental Rights Review (the Review), a brand new open-access, online journal hosted by the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment. 

The Review provides opportunities for scholars and practitioners to write and engage with cutting-edge research on the urgent topic of environmental rights, where interdisciplinary approaches address practical applications, and where ideas can be presented discursively with opportunities for responses and evolution.