NEWS

Harassment of Environmental Defenders

08-01-2020
Category: Aarhus

Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of EEB writes in his foreword to a new publication on harassment of environmental activists:

Globally, the number of defenders that have been murdered has quadrupled in the last ten years. Worldwide, environmental activism has gained momentum due to the escalating existential threats of climate change and exponential biodiversity loss. Frequently, the activists who have been targeted and harassed are those who cause most disturbance to those benefitting from environmental destruction, and in that sense, they become victims of their own success. The international community is beginning to recognize that there is a need to protect the people who put their lives on the line for a better future for everyone.

The publication is available at the following links:

eeb.org/library/the-harassment-of-environmental-defenders-in-the-european-union-a-case-study-report/

www.justiceandenvironment.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/2019/The_Harassment_of_Environmental_Defenders_in_the_European_Union_-_A_Case_Study_Report_final.pdf