Event: Greening Customs for People, Planet and Prosperity: The Case of Waste Management


The secretariat of the Green Customs Initiative, in partnership with the joint secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (BRS secretariat), is organizing

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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Launches Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation – Call for Applicants


The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, in collaboration with UNEP, has launched the Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation as part of continuing efforts to update and maintain the Global Climate Change Litigation database. The Peer Review Network includes practitioners and scholars who will act as “national rapporteurs” on climate change litigation in their countries. The Network

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In pursuit of intergenerational equity: The UN and children’s and youth’s right to a healthy environment


Children and youth, particularly those from the most vulnerable and marginalised backgrounds, are disproportionately impacted by all kinds of environmental harm. Despite being the least responsible, they are more exposed to it than any other group.

In June 2021, Heads of UN Entities made a joint commitment to promote the right of children, youth and future generations to a healthy

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Online Session of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points kicks off the substantive work under the Montevideo Programme V


‘The Montevideo Programme V is a flagship programme for UNEP and our Member States to strengthen environmental rule of law across the globe,’ stated Ms. Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP, in her opening remarks during the Online Session of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points under the Fifth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of

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