Efforts to establish a universal human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment continue at the Human Rights Council.
On 10th March, at the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council, QUNO's Human Impacts of Climate Change programme endorsed a joint statement by the Right to a Healthy Environment Campaign, under the General Debate on Item 3, calling for the Council to adopt the universal right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.
The statement comes following "The Time is Now!" global call launched in September 2020 during the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council. This call has to date been endorsed by 1,100 organizations, with constituencies from across the world rallying together in support of this recognition that would help to protect our planet.