Faith groups back calls for UN special rapporteur for climate and human rights
By Barbara Fraser
June 18, 2021
Faith-based organizations have joined with human rights groups to call on the United Nations to make human rights and environmental justice more visible in global climate change talks and countries' climate actions.
The groups are urging the international body to designate the right to a clean, safe and healthy environment as a global human right. They are also calling for the U.N. to create a special rapporteur for climate and human rights.