21 June 2024 – Environmental Justice and Human Rights

21 Jun, 2024 | News Digests


Almost 2,000 children die every day from air pollution, report finds
The Guardian, 19 Jun 2024
Global study reveals dirty air is second only to malnutrition as cause of death among under-fives

‘Monumental step forward’: Thailand to become first Southeast Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage
CNN, 18 Jun 2024
Thailand will become the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalize same-sex marriage after the kingdom’s Senate approved a marriage equality bill on Tuesday, with supporters calling it a “monumental step forward for LGBTQ+ rights.”

Historic win for EU’s nature: EU Council seals the deal on Nature Restoration Law
WWF, 17 Jun 2024
After a nail-biting last discussion, the EU Environmental Council finally adopted the Nature Restoration Law (NRL), marking the last step for this long-awaited proposal to become law. This outcome is a huge win for Europe’s nature, climate action, citizens and future.

Advocates welcome passage of bill to tackle environmental racism in Canada
Al Jazeera, 14 Jun 2024
Advocates say Canada’s first environmental justice law will help chart scale of problem, address negative health impact.

Human Rights organization coalition calls on Egypt to stop targeting human rights lawyers
Jurist News, 15Jun 2024
A coalition of human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Freedom House, released a joint statement on Friday calling on the Egyptian government to stop the recent targeting and retaliation against human rights lawyers.