Programs: Science and Policy
AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program
Environment and Human Rights Project
- Environmental Protection, Public Health and Human
Rights: An Integrated Assessment [PDF]
A. Karim Ahmed, Ph.D.
- Environment and Human Rights Resources: An online database
- Civil Society Workshop: Making the Links
between Human Rights, Environment and Sustainable Development
Mary Robinson, Keynote Speaker
- International Agreements, Treaties,
and Conventions on Environment and Human Health
A Summary Note by Chris Calamita (21 February, 2002)
- Integrating Human Rights and the Environment
Within the United Nations
Submission of the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science to the Joint OHCHR-UNEP Seminar on Human Rights and the Environment
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Program has undertaken a three-year project, funded by the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund, to develop and promote the multiple connections between human rights and environmental protection. The human rights and environmental movements share many of the same goals and concerns. Understanding their common ground and of the knowledge, methods and resources that each group brings to its work improves the ability of both to realize their shared goal of a world that sustainably shelters and nurtures human and non-human life.
The Project has two goals:
- to promote the incorporation of environmental factors within the understanding and monitoring of existing human rights (particularly those enumerated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights), and
- to improve knowledge and utilization within the environmental community of the fundamentals of human rights.
For more information, read the project overview.