We're Launching "Pathway to the 2022 Declaration": A Blog by Jurists for Diplomats

in 2022, governments from around the world will adopt a high-level political declaration on the environment. For it to be as ambitious as possible, we have teamed up to form Pathway to the 2022 Declaration, a Blog by Jurists for Diplomats.

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28 May 2021

CHANGENOW SUMMIT: ROUNDTABLE WITH YANN AGUILA AND JEFFREY SACHS

The ChangeNOW summit is the world’s largest gathering of solutions for the planet. Yann Aguila and Jeffrey Sachs discussed its pressing relevance to tackle the environmental crisis. 

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What is the Global Pact?

Since 2018, the Global Pact for the Environment project is under discussion at the United Nations. This draft international text aims to enshrine a new generation of fundamental rights: environmental rights, and specifically the right to a healthy environment. But some States are reluctant. This is why civil society must come together to demand that States recognize our environmental rights. To this end, we are launching a great coalition bringing together NGOs, activists, artists, citizens, jurists, and scientists: The Global Pact Coalition. Several public figures support us, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Trudie Styler and Sting, Jeffrey Sachs, David Suzuki and Ismaël Lô.

 

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They support the Pact

Yann Aguila, president of the Environment Commission of the Club des juristes ; Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice at the National High Court of Brazil, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law; Laurent Fabius, former President of the COP 21 ; Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale Law School ; Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva ; David Boyd, Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainable Development, University of British Columbia, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment ; Lord Robert Carnwath, Justice UK Supreme Court ; Parvez Hassan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan Chairman Emeritus IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law ; Marie Jacobsson, former Member of the UN International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur ; Donald Kaniaru, former Director of Environmental Implementation at UNEP ; Swatanter Kumar, former Judge at the Supreme Court of India, former Chairperson of the Indian National Green Tribunal ; Luc Lavrysen, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Belgium, President of the European forum of Judges for the Environment, Professor of Environmental Law, Ghent University ; Pilar Moraga Sariego, Professor at Environmental Law Center of Faculty of Law, University of Chile, Head of the Human Dimension research line of the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 ; Tianbao Qin, Professor at the Wuhan University, Secretary General of Chinese Society of Environment and Resources Law ; Nicholas A. Robinson, Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, Executive Governor, International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) ; Jorge E. Vinuales, Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy Fellow of C-EENRG Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health ; Margaret Young, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School.

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Where are we now?

August 2019
New resolution of the General Assembly following up on the Nairobi negociations
May 2019
Third session of the working group on the Pact in Nairobi & Adoption of Recommendations for the UNGA
March 2019
Second session of the working group on the Pact in Nairobi
January 2019
First session of the working group on the Pact in Nairobi
December 2018
Report of the UN Secretary-General
May 2018
Resolution of the UN General Assembly
September 2017
Presentation of the Pact at a UNGA side-event
June 2017
Presentation of the Draft of the International Group of Experts for the Pact

News

Major leaps for the right to a healthy environment

9 June 2021
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The Global Pact Coalition is gaining momentum

21 May 2021

Since its launch in February 2021, the Global Pact Coalition hasn’t stopped growing. It now counts 740 members, including international NGOs, high-level officials, businesses and renowned jurists. Let’s dive into the details of this tremendous expansion.

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We’re Launching “Pathway to the 2022 Declaration”: A Blog by Jurists for Diplomats

10 May 2021

in 2022, governments from around the world will adopt a high-level political declaration on the environment. For it to be as ambitious as possible, we have teamed up to form Pathway to the 2022 Declaration, a Blog by Jurists for Diplomats.

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Calls for the International Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment

30 September 2020

NGOs, jurists, and citizens from all over the world are calling the United Nations to recognize the right to a healthy environment. This fundamental right is one of the pillars of the preliminary draft of the Global Pact of the Environment.

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TEXT OF THE DRAFT PACT

The International Group of Experts for the Pact, made up of a hundred legal experts from all around the world, worked in 2017 on the draft of a Global Pact for the Environment in order to feed into the discussions of the States. Read the draft Global Pact for the Environment :

ENGLISH                                                                    FRANÇAIS

 

The draft is available in several other languages here.

CALL FOR ACTION OF 100 JURISTS 

On October 9th, 2018, 100 jurists from the whole world, among the most respected in their field, called the States on the adoption of a Global Pact for the Environment that would enshrine a new generation of rights and duties to protect the planet.

Call for Action : ENGLISH  – FRANÇAIS

List of the signatories : ENGLISH – FRANÇAIS

  The Call for Action is available in several other languages here.