UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed a historic resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a fundamental human right.
While the resolution is not legally binding, experts say it can give rise to constitutional and legal changes that will positively impact the environment and human well-being.
The resolution comes at a critical moment in human history as we face an accelerating climate crisis, unprecedented biodiversity loss, and the ongoing threat of pollution.
Civil society and Indigenous People associations have been pushing for this for a really long time, supporting for a sustainable and clean planet, and thus for the long-term survival of the humanity.
This resolution is revolutionary for the climate movement, since it currently makes each move toward the direction of the same old thing an infringement of universal human rights. It implies that governments and multi-million dollar corporations will finally be responsible for their actions.
We are praising this milestone vote and expect that decision-makers will presently go to legitimate lengths to save our planet and to save humankind.
The livestock sector contributes no less than 14.5% of all GHGs, with a more recent estimate of close to 20% of total emissions. By settling on a change in dietary decisions, nations could have a tremendous effect and keep the 1.5°C objectives in reach.
This historic resolution clarifies that legislators and governments are committed to protect our right to a healthy and sustainable planet. Food-systems change is central to accomplishing this objective.