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United Nations recognises the right to a healthy environment as a human right

The United Nations General Assembly's recognition of this right is a historic victory for health and environmental protection for all. It could trigger social and economic transformation to advance an inclusive green recovery and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda. A clean, healthy and sustainable environment is essential for our survival as a species. A stable climate is a precondition for good harvests and food security, for economic well-being and progress in human development. A global human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is now part of the international legal framework along with all the other fundamental social, economic, cultural, civil, and political rights that form the backbone of the United Nations system, as well as being part of national laws in more than 150 countries. Implementing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for all is a first step, of the One Page Declaration with a structured four-step pathway towards the critical paradigm shift we need - restoring our common Home - Declaration for Stockholm+50.



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