Every human being should have a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment to live in. Fortunately, the right to a healthy environment is recognized in one way or another in more than 150 countries worldwide.
For #WikiForHumanRights, we encourage Wikimedia's and advocates to document on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia platforms the story of these rights which enable a safe and stable climate, healthy ecosystems, and a non-toxic environment: we can increase knowledge about the healthy natural systems upon which all people rely for the water they drink, the air they breathe, the food they eat and the resources they need.
Fulfilling the human right to a healthy environment empowers those most affected by environmental harms such as pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss to defend the environment, participate in decision-making, and access justice.
Like COVID-19, environmental degradation disproportionately affects different communities: including persons, groups and peoples in vulnerable situations.
Better knowledge about human rights and the environment, helps society recover from COVID-19: understanding the knowledge related to these topics will help communities around the world in decision making at all levels and will ultimately lead to a more effective and greener crisis response and recovery.
Join us to create content that connects human rights, a healthy environment, and diverse communities impacted by environmental issues around the world.