Ecosphere is an independent association devoted to furthering environmental law and policy at the European and global levels.  Membership includes legal scholars, economists, political scientists, and natural scientists.  Established in 2003 under Belgian law as an international non profit-making association, its objective is to promote the human right to a quality environment and the nexus between environmental protection and citizens’ rights.

It is committed to a rights-based approach, as it believes that sustainable development can only be achieved through improving the democratic nature, quality and effectiveness of environmental governance. By mobilising interdisciplinary expertise for policy research and educational activities,

Ecosphere aims to promote respect for fundamental civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and the rule of law in environmental decision making worldwide.