From 17-19 November 2021, rights defenders from across Asia-Pacific participated in the first-ever Environmental Human Rights Defenders Forum to analyze and discuss the situation of EHRDs in the Asia Pacific region; to offer a dedicated space for dialogue and learning exchange among EHRDs;  to enhance capacities of EHRDs by providing access to information on best practices and types of support available from organizations and institutions, international treaties and policies, and potential policies at the national and regional level; and to enable EHRDs to formulate their recommendations to address the challenges they face in the region.