United Nations Human Rights Law are there to protect the planet and us. Can they be enforced? ”Failing to protect biodiversity can constitute a violation of the right to a healthy environment, a right that is legally recognised by 155 States and should now be globally recognised as fundamental, they said.
“The protection of biological diversity is indispensable to realise the right to available, accessible, sustainable and nutritious food. Industrial agriculture being one of the main culprit of biodiversity decline, it is vital to have effective and balanced policies to protect ecosystems’ health while producing sufficient nutritious food for all,” said Hilal Elver, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food.” Read more…
It is World Oceans Day and I would l love to be surfing or even walking along the beach but the wind is super-strong and the rain thrashing down. There will be a lot of clearing up to do after this storm. Storms make visible the pollution of the oceans as it is spewed onto the beaches. Plastics washed ashore by the tons, ropes, nets, cray-pots and unfortunately dead animals as well. Previously strong, healthy and well-fed sea birds and marine animals could weather the storms to a great extent. Now,… Read More
Polly Higgins was a lawyer who woke up to the realization that the laws around the desecration of the planet had to change. She started Mission Life-force advocating for Eco-cide laws that make it a criminal offence like genocide to allow acts that kill people and life through harming the environment. They were putting a case against Shell last November and she had death threats in December. A month ago we heard that Polly had not recovered from what was thought to be pneumonia and was subsequently diagnosed … “Polly has developed cancer in left lung (partially collapsed), sternum, spine, oesophagus and liver.