We see that many Green, Human Rights and other NGOs (including development and aid) tend to look the other way when it comes to environment to be a human right.
We understand why - in the past - you almost had to say this is an issue of others. Because you had to focus on your own issues, campaign goals and stakeholders.
But you no longer can, it’s an overarching and essential issue.
All the sorts NGOs mentioned should join hands and Stand Up as one. Because a human rights approach to environmental issues would benefit and protect both the environment and (lives and health of) millions of people every year. Especially if environment would be codified as a human right in the ECHR and a UN Convention.
So please start invoking these rights in your campaigns!
We – at Stand Up For Your Rights – could also really use your support. And could support your work. Please contact us to see how we can help each other to receive our goals. For the common good.