Environment & ESCR

The Networkwide Project on Environment & ESCR aims to advance climate justice through facilitating human rights based collective action to challenge the structural drivers of environmental destruction and the climate crisis, and promote systemic solutions and alternatives which center the interests of people and the planet. We engage in collective advocacy, campaigns, member-to member capacity building and litigation.

Our Resources

ESCR-Net hosted a member-led webinar on Climate Justice & ESCR: Considering Frameworks; Challenging Systems in...
On 23 June 2022, ESCR-Net members sent a collective submission to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change, Mr. Ian Fry, in response to a call for input on “Promotion and protection of human rights in the context of mitigation, adaptation, and financial actions to address climate change, with particular emphasis on loss and damage, ” to inform his upcoming report to be presented at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. The joint submission focused especially on loss and damage. [Read the full submission here ].
On 14 September, 2021, ESCR-Net hosted a roundtable on Confronting Corporate Capture to Advance Climate Justice: A...
On December 2020, the Networkwide Project on Environment & ESCR has released a mapping report: On Climate Justice...

Project Advisory Group

Al-Haq (Suha Jarrar & Susan Power)

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (Kavita Naidu & Misun Woo)

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (Binota Moi Dhamai)

Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Martha Sedeida Devia Grisales & Jose Jiménez Patiño)

 Dejusticia  (Maritza Florian)

 FIAN International (Sofia Monsalves)

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Lucy McKernan)

Green Advocates (Alfred Brownell)

Human Rights Law Network (Kranti LC)

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (Astrid Puentes Riaño & Liliana Avila)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (Marisa Hutchinson)

Kairos- The Center for Religion, Rights and Social Justice (Adam Barnes)

Lok Shakti Abhiyan (Prafulla Samantara)

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Legborsi Saro Pyagbara)

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (Mohammad Ali Shah & Mehwish Laghari)

World Forum of Fisher Peoples (Moises Osorto)

Layla Hughes (individual member).

Contact us

For information on current projects, please contact Joie Chowdhury, Program Coordinator for Networkwide Projects, including the Networkwide Project on Environment & ESCR, at jchowdhury@escr-net.org