national determined contributions (NDCs).

Are Countries of the Asia Pacific Considering Human Rights When Combating Climate Change?

This baseline study finds that only a handful of countries in the Asia Pacific have included direct references to human rights in their Paris Agreement action plans to combat climate change, their so-called national determined contributions (NDCs). Of the 32 countries analyzed, India, Indonesia, the Marshall Islands, Nepal, and the Philippines included a direct reference…

climate change in maldives

Environmental Challenges in the Maldives

RWI recently organized a regional meeting in Bangkok for National Human Rights Institutions in Asia to discuss human rights, the environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting was the third phase of RWI’s Blended Learning Course on Human Rights and the Environment in the Framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, and was dedicated…

Judicial Coloquium

Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change in Lahore

The Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change was held recently in Lahore, Pakistan to discuss the use of constitutions to advance environmental rights and achieve climate justice. The colloquium is supported through RWI’s regional work in Asia, which focuses on human rights and the environment. The issues discussed during the meeting involved the role…