11 September 2022 – Environmental Justice & Human Rights

11 Sep, 2022 | News Digests

Belarus: Rights experts denounce withdrawal from key environmental agreement

UN NEWS, 11 Aug 2022

UN experts on Wednesday denounced the decision by Belarus to withdraw from an international agreement that upholds people’s right to access information, as well as justice, in environmental matters.

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Here are all the positive environmental stories from 2022 so far

Euronews, 10 Aug 2022

Eco-anxiety, climate doom, environmental existential dread – as green journalists, we see these terms used a lot – and often feel them ourselves. There’s a lot to be worried about when it comes to the climate and nature crises, but when a sense of hopelessness becomes the overarching emotion, apathy begins to creep in too. Last year three environmental educators, all part of EcoTok, penned this excellent piece for us about dealing with eco-anxiety and the need to remain hopeful – or “stubbornly optimistic”, as Christiana Figueres puts it.

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Colombia’s new president calls for debt swap to protect the Amazon

Climate Change News, 10 Aug 2022

Colombia’s recently elected president, Gustavo Petro, is proposing a debt for nature swap to protect the Amazon rainforest, which is nearing a tipping point after decades of deforestation. Petro, a former rebel and the country’s first left wing president, was sworn into office on Sunday 7 August in a historic shift for the South American country.

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Deep-sea mining talks end with no agreement on environmental rules

The Guardian, 10 Aug 2022

The negotiations on opening the world’s first deep-sea mines ended in Kingston, Jamaica, last week with no agreement, meaning that less than a year remains before a legal clause kicks in that could see seabed mining commence without any environmental or economic regulations in place.

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