Without an effective system of regulations and enforcement – systems predicated on the rule of law – threats to the environment will remain unresolved and present ever-greater challenges to society. Weak environmental protection and environmental policies can lead to major environmental problems including pollution, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, natural disasters, and poor waste management among other issues. The laws on record and their effective enforcement, together with appropriate management, are useful tools in protecting the environment and public health without constraining economic development. Adherence to the rule of law is essential to hold the government, businesses, civil society organizations, and communities accountable to these safeguards.
Works to deliver environmenal justice and rights to people in affected areas and ensure the protection of the environment through due process, litigation and public awareness.
Produces quality statistics and geographical information about themes relating to Mexico such as the population and economic census, for use by politicians and citizens.
Produces independent research and programs for sustainability and on climate change, while lobbying for legislation on environmental issues.
Works to assist NGOs, citizens and government in implementing sustainable measures for environmental management in accordance with universal principles.
SPDA works to defend fundamental enviromental rights of people, through monitoring and strategic litigation, while lobbying for environmental rights to be recognised and taken into account in national legislation.
This program strengthened legal and institutional infrastructures at the West Africa North Asia (WANA) regional level to develop and manage himas – protected land for sustainable use by local ...
To help indigenous communities in Banemo, Lelillef Sawai, and Togutil Dodaga understand and enforce their customary land rights, AMAN is training local paralegals.
This program is working to address the growing number of forestry-related conflicts in Indonesia by providing training for paralegals and law enforcement, as well as trial monitoring. ARuPA aims to ...
This program addressed inequalities in housing policies in Argentina and Bolivia, largely resulting from informal settlements of Bolivian migrants in Argentina. The program developed a participatory ...