On 10th December we are celebrating Human Rights Day. Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings – they are not granted by any state.
In relation to the environment, the Human Rights Declaration refers to the human right to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment. We as human beings have the right to breathe clean air, among many other sustainable aspects, such as enjoy clean drinking water, an acceptable management of waste, etc.
In nowadays environmental crisis, discrimination, marginalization, and inequity is growing. And that is something we as a society must tackle. Societies that protect and promote human rights for everyone are more resilient and sustainable, and stand better prepared in front of pandemics and the impacts of the climate crisis.
Let’s continue fighting for a clean environment and contributing with our grain of sand, each within our possibilities.
As a curiosity, The Human Rights Declaration is available in more than 500 languages, being the most translated document in the world.
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