ARIJ is proud to present “ The Status of the Environment in the oPt – A Human Rights Based Approach, 2011″, which has been developed with the support of the NGO  Development Center  (NDC) and  the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This Profile provides a narrative, statistical and cartographic description of the current environmental status in the oPt, presents the correlation of the environmental aspects with human rights, the existing international laws and treaties that establish the rights to a healthy environment, the impact of the human rights violations on the environment, and the interrelationship between the Israeli violations and the deterioration of the environment in West Bank and Gaza Strip. In addition, it presents the major trends and changes in the environmental and socio-economic indicators over the period from 2007-2010. Furthermore, the legal and institutional aspects of the Palestinian environmentally related sectors are presented and analyzed. It also includes a list of recommendations to monitor and control further environmental degradation.

A summary of the profile can be accessed through the following links:

The final full profile can be accessed through the following links: