19 March 2018

Recommandation for a European Council Decision for the negotiations on the Global Pact for the Environment

The European Commission presented, on 19 March 2018, a recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to negotiate, on behalf of the Union, a Global Pact …

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9 March 2018

UN Environment launches its Environmental Rights Initiative

The Environmental Rights Initiative constitutes a new step forward in the UN work on human and environmental rights …

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9 February 2018

The ICJ requires for the first time compensation for pure ecological damage

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22 January 2018

Mention of the draft Global Pact in a judgement of the Privy Council (UK)

The draft Global Pact for the Environment, more particularly its article 8 relating to the principle of Polluter Pays, was cited in a recent judgment …

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11 January 2018

France and China common declaration mentions the Global Pact

French President, Emmanuel Macron, was on a State visit in the People’s Republic of China from 8 – 10 January 2018 …

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19 November 2017

Advisory opinion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights linking Human Rights and the protection of the environment

On February 7th, 2018, , the Inter-American Court of Human Rights released an advisory opinion …

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14 November 2017

Laurent Fabius is named “UN Environment Patron on Environmental Governance”

Former French Foreign Minister and President of the successful 2015 Paris Climate Change negotiations, Laurent Fabius, was designated UN Environment Patron on Environmental Governance …

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22 September 2017

French President Macron presents the Global Pact for the Environment at a UN side-event

On September 19th, 2017, French President Macron presented the project of a Global Pact for the Environment at a side-event to UN General Assembly …

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