The UN has just proclaimed a universal human right to a healthy, sustainable environment – this is where resolutions like these can lead

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Joel E Correia, University of Florida

(THE TALK) Climate change is already affecting much of the world’s population, with alarmingly high temperatures from the Arctic to Australia. Air pollution from forest fires, vehicles and industries threatens human health. Bees and pollinators are dying in unprecedented numbers, which can lead to changes in crop production and food availability.

What do these have in common? They represent the new frontier of human rights.

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