12 October 2021

Access to a healthy environment, declared as a human right by UN rights council.

The Human Rights Council has recognised, for the first time, that having a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. 

In resolution 48/13, the Council called on States around the world to work together, and with other partners, to implement this newly recognised right. 

The text, proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland, was passed with 43 votes in favour and 4 abstentions - from Russia, India, China and Japan.

At the same time, through a second resolution (48/14), the Council also increased its focus on the human rights impacts of climate change by establishing a Special Rapporteur dedicated specifically to that issue. 

According to World Health Organization (WHO), 24% of all global deaths, roughly 13.7 million deaths a year, are linked to the environment, due to risks such as air pollution and chemical exposure.

Source: https://news.un.org

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