Africa: Six Reasons Why a Healthy Environment Should Be a Human Right

Africa: Six Reasons Why a Healthy Environment Should Be a Human Right

At least 155 states recognize their citizens have the right to live in a healthy environment, either through national legislation or international accords, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Despite those protections, the World Health Organization estimates that 23 per cent of all deaths are linked to “environmental risks” like air pollution, water contamination…