UN declaration: a healthy environment is a human right!

25 August 2022

The United Nations General Assembly recently declared that everyone on the planet has a right to a healthy environment.According to the resolution, climate change and environmental degradation are among the most urgent threats to the future of humanity. The UN General Assembly calls on states to intensify their efforts to ensure that their populations have access to a "clean, healthy and sustainable environment".

The NCEA takes note of this decision, and hopes that it will help steer decision-making towards more sustainable outcomes. ESIA and SEA can play an important role in this regard.