David R. Boyd to join PBI webinar to speak on historic UN resolution on the right to a clean environment

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More than 225 people have registered for the PBI webinar on November 6 that will feature introductory comments by David R. Boyd. To register for this, click here.

On October 8, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted this resolution recognizing the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

Today, David R. Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, tweeted the final text of that resolution.

The resolution can be read in multiple languages here.

It also recognizes that “the exercise of human rights, including the rights to seek, receive and impart information, to participate effectively in the conduct of government and public affairs and in environmental decision-making and to an effective remedy, is vital to the protection of a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.”

Following its passage, Boyd commented:

“This resolution is especially important for all of the environmental human rights defenders working, often at great personal risk, to safeguard the land, air, water and ecosystems that we all depend on.”

Boyd further urged leaders at the UN COP26 climate summit to put human rights at the centre of their actions.

Boyd speaks on PBI webinar, November 6

On Saturday November 6, Boyd will be giving a special introduction to our webinar on COP26 and environmental human rights defenders.

It will feature Danilo Rueda (Colombia), Nelly Madegwa (Kenya) and Valeria Villalobos (Mexico) along with Juana Ramona Zuñiga (Honduras), Amaru Ruiz (Nicaragua) and Sandra Calel (Guatemala).

To date, 229 people have registered for this webinar.

To register for this webinar, please click here.

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