Welcome to our blog, the Human Righter. We shed light on contemporary human rights issues and comment on human rights developments. We dig deep into our focus areas within human rights, discuss SDGs and human rights. You will also find … Continue reading » “COP26, climate justice and human rights: towards a grounds-up international law?”Continue readingMore Tag
It doesn’t require extensive reflection to recognise the connection between human rights, the environment and climate change. Yet, it has taken the international community until October 2021 to recognise the right to a healthy environment, and … Continue reading » “Human rights, the environment and climate change: what are the connections?”Continue readingMore Tag
At a recent webinar, experts and participants in negotiations for a new global deal for nature protection shared their insight into progress so far, writes Catherine Early.
Success at COP15, the UN biodiversity conference next year, will depend on how … Continue reading » “The Road to Kunming”Continue readingMore Tag
After a busy month for global biodiversity protection, the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity discusses progress with China Dialogue, writes Catherine Early.
On the face of it, global efforts to prevent the extinction of one million species … Continue reading » “‘Implementation Should Begin Immediately’: Elizabeth Mrema on a Global Deal for Biodiversity”Continue readingMore Tag
Photographer Katherine Cheng visits the few remaining patches of mangroves in Hong Kong to highlight the threats they still face, despite recent recoveries.
Nestled deep within one of the many bays of the Pearl River delta, a rare patch of … Continue reading » “Guardians of the Pearl River Delta: A Photo Journey”Continue readingMore Tag
The country’s ecological redlines policy is creating new protections and a model for sustainable land-use planning elsewhere, writes Guido Schmidt-Traub.
In October this year, governments from around the world are due to adopt a new global agreement to stop … Continue reading » “Learning From China to Protect Nature”Continue readingMore Tag
Despite 75% of new human diseases originating in animals, funding for research in this area is critically lacking, reports Catherine Early.
“A perfect storm” of rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining, infrastructure development, and wild species … Continue reading » “Fund Research Properly to Prevent Next Pandemic”Continue readingMore Tag
Somewhere between US$103 billion and $895 billion a year – that is how much funding
Protected species may more than double, but experts question the exclusion of species with ‘image problems’, writes Gao Baiyu.
The novel coronavirus has forced people to re-examine the link between animals and humans, and pushed wildlife conservation to the top … Continue reading » “China’s List of Protected Animals to Be Updated After 32 Years”Continue readingMore Tag