Environmental Justice Program

The Environmental Justice Program contributes to the strengthening of environmental justice in Palestine and Jordan based on the vision of human rights, sovereignty, fair and gender-just control over resources and access to decision-making. The program highlights the linkages between environmental issues and the dimensions of equality, human rights, gender, and sustainability. In addition, it promotes debates and discussions on environmental sustainability and justice.

Our partners conduct projects on various environmental issues such as environmental justice and violations of environmental rights, natural resource management, sustainable development, environmental advocacy and lobbying, environmental research and gender equality. In our program, we focus on actors of change as our target groups


Program Objectives:

- To advocate the linkages between environmental issues and human rights, such as equal access to natural resources, right to a clean environment, and food sovereignty.

- To strengthen the local and regional discourse on sustainable resource management.

- To initiate debates on environmental sustainability in Jordan and Palestine.

- To advocate for the promotion and protection of environmental rights in the oPt at the international level – with focus on Germany, the EU and UN platforms.

News & Announcements
Recent Articles

Conscious Choices: A Guide to Ethical Shopping in Palestine


Agriculture Atlas 2019


Facts and Figures on EU Farming Policy: No other economic activity is so closely interwoven with the human and natural environment as is agriculture. If farming changes, so too the ecological and social systems that it hosts must change. The Agriculture Atlas shows how closely Europe’s agriculture is intertwined with our lives and our living space and pushes for a better, fundamentally different set of agricultural policies.

Al Haq


Communities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), experience the magnified impacts of climate change due to Israel’s discriminatory policies and practices. While adapting to climate change, Palestinians simultaneously endure coercive environments created by Israel to drive Palestinian displacement and forcible transfer.


“Deadly breeze” a film produced by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in partnership with the Heinrich Böll Foundation – Palestine and Jordan Office on the effects of Israeli aerial spraying of chemicals over Palestinian farmlands in the Gaza Strip.

"The Struggle for Self Determination in the Face of Climate Change" video by our partner Al-Haq.

This short film describes the current environmental and health situation in the Gaza Strip, reflecting the threats and the urgent need for intervention, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This film was produced in cooperation with Ma'an Development Center as part of a Heinrich-Böll-Foundation's project in the MENA region titled: "Clean it up! Waste in the Middle East and Northern Africa – new ideas how to deal with it."