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

22 September 2017

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

14 November 2017

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

19 November 2017

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

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France and China common declaration mentions the Global Pact

11 January 2018

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

22 January 2018

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

9 February 2018
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Recommandation for a European Council Decision for the negotiations on the Global Pact for the Environment

19 March 2018

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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The resolution opening the negociations towards a Global Pact for the Environment is adopted by the UN General Assembly

10 May 2018

On May 10, 2018 the resolution opening the negotiations towards a Global Pact for the Environment was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly …

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Mention of the Global Pact in the 2018 G7 Summit Communique

10 June 2018

The final Communique of the G7 Summit, held in Charlevoix (Quebec – Canada) on 9 June 2018, makes an explicit mention of the Global Pact …

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Appointment of the two co-chairs of the UN working group on the Pact

11 June 2018

The President of the UN General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, decided to appoint the two co-chairs of the working group …

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