Clean Environment is Already a Human Right
The Human Rights Council of the United Nations gives acknowledgement on accessing a safe environment. They granted that having a clean environment is already a human right. The resolution has passed the 47 nations. But, some abstained the Resolution including Japan, China, India, and Russia.
The resolution generally aims to focus on acting upon climate change. According to Michelle Brachelet, the High Commissioner of the UN Human Rights Council,
Taking a bold action is a necessary step in ensuring the right for having a healthy environment.
The Big Hope
The following are the goals of implementing this resolution:
- Increase the hope for climate disaster
- A good fight for environmental degradation
For the councils, the resolution is actually a great action to take upon. This will also strengthen the continuation of the rightful actions of the communities to make urgent solutions against the ongoing crises of the environment.
Generally, carbon majors are the main responsible for the violations of human rights. These actually result to climate change and environmental devastation. In the Philippines, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) declared that materials using carbon majors might be sued. Moreover, they will also be held legally and morally for this matter.