Panels & Workshops

Defending the Defenders: Attacks on Environmental Activists

June 5, 2024
15:00-15:40

Global Witness reported 177 killings of environmental activists in 2022 and 1,910 total murders since 2012. Many of those murders occurred under authoritarian regimes, which also imprison and intimidate activists who threaten their lucrative exploitation of natural resources. Hear from activists continuing to advocate for a sustainable future and learn their tactics in the face of suppression.

Panelists

Olivier Bahemuke Ndoole

Environmental lawyer and executive secretary, Congolese Alert for the Environment and Human Rights

Salman Khairalla

Environmental human rights defender

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