Exploring the UNGA Resolution on Human Right to Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment
In July 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that declared access to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment a universal human right. This resolution recognizes the effects of climate change, and the negative implications that climate change has on the enjoyment of human rights.
While the passing of the resolution is monumental, it is important that individual nation-states take action to implement it, as people are losing their homes and access to food, causing climate-forced displacement. Disasters in 2021 contributed to more than 60% of the new internal displacements worldwide.
This panel will inform participants of the UNGA Resolution on Human Right to Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment and explore how to leverage this resolution to create societal change. Panelists will reflect on the nexus of climate change and human rights, and what lies ahead.
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This event is organized in collaboration with the Unitarian Universalists Association and the
Parliament of the World’s Religions.
ABOUT THE HOLISTIC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT:
To save our planet, both now and for generations to come, we must act.
From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.
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