Just Fair blog: Climate emergency and human right inextricably linked

On 11 October Just Fair joined over 180 civil society and indigenous organisations, and academics from across 53 nations in signing an open letter(pdf) calling on world leaders to put human rights at the centre of environmental policy.

As the letter notes,

“Just this month the Human Rights Council adopted a resolution recognising the Right to a Healthy Environment. And while there is evidence that the protection of human rights can lead to better environmental outcomes, calls for recognition of the holistic and indivisible nature of human rights and the environment often go unheard and unactioned in global, regional and national environmental and climate policy forums.”

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