The UN recognises the right to a clean environment as a human right

The UN recognises the right to a clean environment as a human right (Disclaimer: A more in-depth analysis of the resolution will appear in the forthcoming September issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest). During its 76th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has recognised the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment …

Guyana becomes first state to ratify Escazú Agreement!

The process towards respect towards and inclusion of local populations in the decision-making processes on environmental matters has taken another major leap forward: Guyana has ratified the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean (Escazú Agreement; text of the Agreement in English here). …