UN Declares Clean and Healthy Environment a Universal Human Right

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Had you seen this UN resolution discussed in other news outlets last week?

Among a flurry of major climate news stories last week, one really big one failed to make front page news. The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring that access to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment is a universal human right. Ethan breaks down the significance of this resolution and considers the impact of this odd lack of news coverage in this week’s “Tip of the Iceberg.”

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Writer: Ethan Brown

Fact Checker: Isabel Plower

Editor: Will Andronico

Producers: Ethan Brown, Shannon Damiano

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Music: Brett Sawka

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