BD youth hailed UN resolution recognise right to clean, healthy environment young climate activists on Friday hailed the adoption of a historic resolution by the United Nations General Assembly yesterday (28th July), recognising for the first time, that everybody, everywhere, has a human right to live in a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.

Environmental groups YouthNet for Climate Justice and Fridays for Future Bangladesh welcomed the 'historic' move by issuing a joint statement and saying, there is an undeniable and incontrovertible connection between human rights and a healthy environment together with the survival of future generations depends on the health of our planet. Regrettably, the world took fifty years to acknowledge this right as a basic human right which was outlined as a part of "right to live" and a "basic human right" in the first section of the Stockholm Declaration in 1972, the statement read.

"The recognition of the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is of vital importance in the face of the triple planetary crisis – climate, biodiversity loss, and pollution, for the well-being of people, specially  for youth & the survival of future generations.,” aforementioned Sohanur Rahman, the founding member of the Fridays for Future Bangladesh chapter, in a statement. This historic breakthrough for people and also the planet more to be a catalyst for accountability, a lot of bold climate action and progress toward environmental justice, hoped Sohanur.

"In our constitution (Article 18 ) to conserve the environment was placed in the lightweight of the basic principles of state policy. As per the constitution, the government not solely must shield the environment but also work to boost it to protect people's right to life, said Shakila Islam, National Coordinator of the YouthNet for Climate Justice within the statement.  She stressed improved policies with positive implications for air quality, safe and adequate water, healthy soil, sustainably produced food, green energy, global climate change, biodiversity and the regulation of virulent substances and apply them in a proper approach.

Earlier, The united nations Human Rights Council's (HRC) 47th session adopted a resolution last year recognising the right to a healthy environment as a fundamental human right. Despite this, the general public around the globe still lacks access to a secure, clean, and healthy environment. Currently, contaminated air is inhaled by 90th of the world's population. the primary direct regard to human rights in the context of the united nations Framework Convention on global climate change (UNFCCC) was made when the call named the HRC resolution, which acknowledges the negative impacts of global climate
change on the effective enjoyment of human rights and calls upon States to make sure respect for human rights in their climate actions.

The Preamble to the Paris Agreement 2015 to the UNFCCC expands upon this language calling on States, when taking action to deal with global climate change, to "respect, promote and take into account their respective obligations on human rights" all told climate actions. Those rights are, principally: the right to health, development, gender equality, the empowerment of women and inter-generational equity, in addition to the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, children, individuals in vulnerable things, migrants, and people with disabilities.