The eighth newsletter on the work of the Independent Expert is now available. It describes the recent activities of the Independent Expert, including identifying best practices relating to the use of human rights obligations to strengthen environmental policy making.
The identification of these practices makes up a major part of the mandate, and will be informed largely by information garnered through the questionnaire and the UNITAR/ Yale Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy. The newsletter also describes other activities important to the mandate, including Mary Robinson's appointment as Special Envoy on Climate Change and the Human Rights Council's resolution on human rights and climate change. The newsletter is available here.