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Civil society calls on world leaders to put human rights at the centre of environmental policy

29.10.21

In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in Glasgow at COP26, more than 180 civil society and indigenous organisations, and academics, from more than 50 countries, have signed an open letter that that calls on world leaders to put human rights at the centre of climate and environmental policy.

“The science is unequivocal about the climate crisis, loss of biodiversity, and pervasive pollution,” saidDr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment.

“And so too is the evidence that a human rights-based approach to these environmental challenges is the best way to achieve just, healthy and sustainable solutions for people and planet.”

Read the letter

https://www.forestpeoples.org/sites/default/files/documents/Open%20Letter%20English%20Final%20Oct%2026_0.pdf

Read the full news: https://www.forestpeoples.org/en/news-article/2021/open-letter-cop-26