In the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the right to health has been listed from the very beginning. Currently, discussions are ongoing on whether the right to a clean environment should be positively added. Administrations at all levels commit to Environmental Justice – from the US Government to the EU down to the city level, e.g., in Berlin.
Environmental Justice would be a state where all citizens, regardless of their socioeconomic or demographic background, live in a healthy environment. Research studies have already shown that lower-income groups, coloured citizens, or citizens with immigration backgrounds are disproportionally disadvantaged. (more about environmental justice)
3 Steps to Environmental Justice
On a global scale: More about “environmental justice” and “climate justice”.
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