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Meeting of the Aarhus Convention Special Rapporteur on environmental defenders

23 November 2022, 10.00 - 12.00 Geneva time, online

23 November 2022

Mr. Michel Forst, the Aarhus Convention’s recently elected Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders, briefed national focal points and stakeholders on his work. 

The meeting took place on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 and was held online via Zoom. The recording of the meeting is available in English, French and Russian at You may find the recording by selecting the meeting date. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the meeting.

Documents and other material

Provisional agenda for the meeting 

List of Participants

Statement by the Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders: Vision for the Mandate

Press release on the meeting

Decision VII/9 on a rapid response mechanism to deal with cases related to article 3 (8) of the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters ENG FRE RUS