“The right to a healthy environment has been recognised to include a right to clean air, a safe climate, access to safe water and to healthy and sustainably produced food, non-toxic environments in which to live, work, study and play, and healthy biodiversity and ecosystems.”
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly, in a landmark decision last year, recognized access to a clean and healthy environment as a universal human right.
This resolution serves a dual purpose, promoting domestic climate policies among member states while acknowledging the imperative to safeguard global wellbeing.
Environmental lawyers, including the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), also support the ACT government’s bill but advocate for its extension to private entities.
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