Biodiversity as a Human Right

12-05-2020 - 12:22 DROI
Burning field in an Amazonian rain forest Burning field in an Amazonian rain forest
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The EU can play a global leadership role in recognising and adressing the link between biodiversity loss and human rights. Full enjoyment of human rights such as the rights to life, health, food and water depend on healthy ecosystems. The EU can contribute to the recognition and protection of biodiversity related rights through research, multilateral engagement, trade relations, development cooperation, and support to environmental defenders.