This there a link between the Environment and Human Rights?

Yes there is;

The link between the environment and human rights is significant. The environment plays a crucial role in the realization of human rights, including the right to life, health, water, food, and adequate standard of living. A healthy environment is essential for people to enjoy these rights.

Environmental harm causes significant harm to human health, safety, and well-being. Environmental degradation leads to water and air pollution, climate change, deforestation, and the loss of biodiversity, among other environmental problems. These problems can result in violations of human rights such as the right to health, the right to life, the right to adequate food, and the right to clean water.

Therefore, protecting the environment is critical to safeguarding human rights and ensuring sustainable development. Governments, policymakers, and individuals must work together to address environmental challenges and ensure that the environment is protected for the well-being of humanity and future generations.

This year, the focus is on plastic waste, World Environment Day 2023 is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. The steps governments and businesses are taking to tackle plastic pollution are the consequence of this action.

It is time to accelerate this action and transition to a circular economy.

It is time to #BeatPlasticPollution.