In 1982, a liaison committee of the U.S. National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the Canadian Uniform Law Conference drafted a model law entitled the Uniform Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act. Its key provision states that “[a] person who suffers, or is threatened with, injury to his person or property in a reciprocating jurisdiction … Continue readingCanada-U.S. Uniform Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act (Model Law)
As a part of the North-South Local Government Co-operation Programme, the city of Tampere and its Tanzanian partner city of Mwanza have worked together to diminish the gap between Northern and Southern municipalities by opening a channel for cities to exchange knowledge, share policies and shape practices inspiring each other.
Coordinated by the Association of Finnish … Continue readingNorth-South Local Government Co-operation Programme between Finland and Tanzania
The Nordic Environmental Protection Convention, which entered into force on 5 October 1976, promotes international cooperation in remedying transboundary environmental harm by, among other things, allowing reciprocal access to domestic legal remedies between residents of State Parties to the treaty.
Article 2 of the Convention incorporates the principle of … Continue readingNordic Environmental Protection Convention
Scotland’s Parliament has played a key role in addressing climate justice. In March 2012, the Scottish Parliament through a unanimous motion became the first legislative body in the world to explicitly recognize and support the concept of climate justice:
“The Scottish Parliament strongly endorses the opportunity for Scotland to champion climate justice, which … Continue readingScottish Climate Justice Fund
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognized, developed and raised awareness of the linkages between the environment and the enjoyment of human rights through a number of initiatives. For example, in December 2009, UNEP jointly organized with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) a high-level meeting on the topic of the future of human rights … Continue readingUnited Nations Environment Programme’s Initiatives on Human Rights