Environmentalist campaigning for charter protection for clean air, clean water, clean soil Reposted from CBC News, Nov 16, 2016 Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki was in Montreal Wednesday for a town hall discussion on the future of environmental rights in Canada at Quebec Centre for Sustainable Development. Watch the webcast live at 8 p.m. CBC Montreal’s Steve … Continue reading Q&A David Suzuki on Donald Trump, climate change and the right to a healthy environment
By David R. Boyd, reposted from LawNow, Feb 28, 2013 Fifty years ago, the concept of a human right to a healthy environment was viewed as a novel, even radical, idea. Today it is widely recognized in international law and endorsed by an overwhelming proportion of countries. Even more importantly, despite their recent vintage, environmental rights … Continue reading The Constitutional Right to a Healthy Environment
By Ron Hart, Sept 28, 2016 Earth justice lawyers are working diligently to modify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to include ecocide as the fifth Crimes Against Peace, along with four core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. An important motivation for including ecocide in … Continue reading Ecocide, The Right to a Healthy Environment and Jus Cogens Norms
By Ron Hart, on Aug 6, 2016 Law provides the rules of the game. As far as the environment is concerned, there is ample evidence that we need to change those rules. Almost on a daily basis, we hear of some new actual or potential ecocide–so often, in fact, that is tempting to conclude, “Well, … Continue reading Demand the Right to a Healthy Environment
Press Release by the David Suzuki Foundation, Dec 9, 2015 Today, Toronto, Ontario became the 100th community to pass a Blue Dot municipal environmental rights declaration — a significant step towards ensuring that all levels of government recognize your right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water, eat safe food and have a say in … Continue reading 100 municipal declarations for the right to a healthy environment passed!
By Elaine MacDonald, Kaitlyn Mitchell and Margot Venton, Ecojustice staff For years we have asked ourselves what Canada needs to better protect its residents and the environment. Over and over, we arrived at the same answer: Charter recognition of our right to a healthy environment. It’s a big, audacious idea, sure. But we believe it … Continue reading Ecojustice: Why we’re standing up for Canada’s right to a healthy environment
ONE THING IS ESSENTIAL TO ENSHRINING ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT. It’s you. Together with David Suzuki, you and your friends and neighbours can take action to protect the people and places we all love. History shows that the greatest changes start with simple acts of local leadership. By participating you will: join … Continue reading Take the next step: volunteer for the right to a healthy environment