UN passes resolution to make clean environment a human right – Naveen Bharat

Geneva: united nations human rights council The vote-led vote from Britain, the United States and other countries on Friday comfortably passed a resolution that recognizes access to a safe and healthy environment as a fundamental right.
The resolution, proposed by Costa Rica, Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland, was passed with 43 votes each and 4 votes from Russia, India, China and Japan prompting a rare explosion of applause at the Geneva Forum.
Britain, which had been one of the critics of the proposal in recent talks, voted in favor of the surprise move. The United States did not vote because it is not currently a member of the 47-member council.
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