Supporting environmental defenders : public round table on the 26th of February
Our colleague, Peter Larsen, is taking part in the organization of a public round table on "Support to environmental defenders" which will take place on the 26th of February (17:30-19:00) at Palais Eynard, Geneva. This public event combines testimonies from environmental defenders with recent academic analysis and responses from high-level representatives from International Geneva and the Mayor of Geneva.
Organized in the context of the international conference "Towards a Geneva Road Map : Responding to the Needs of the Environmental Civil Society and Defenders", this round table addresses the core question of : how can the international community in Geneva be mobilized to help protect environmental defenders and civic spaces ?
The organizers are the University of Geneva, City of Geneva, Earthjustice, Geneva Environment Network, Gouvernance de l'environnement et du développement territorial - GEDT, UN Environment Programme, UN Human Rights Special Procedures, Geneva Academy, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, University of Sussex, Geneva Science-Policy Interface, The Geneva Human Rights Platform, Fondation Ernest Boninchi, and University of British Columbia.
Register and find more information about this event here.