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An independent panel of experts that interprets United Nations human rights law – the Committee on the Rights of the Child – concluded that all countries have a legal obligation to protect children from environmental degradation such as Climate change. The panel noted that this means underage citizens can seek legal recourse against nations that do not take action, such as regulating businesses, to prevent climate catastrophe.

Source: Equality and Human Rights Commission/YouTube

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is considered the most widely ratified treaty in human history because every single country in the world has signed it – except the United States.

Young people literally can’t consent to the actions being taken by governments around the world, because they are too young to participate in the political process. Yet they will be saddled with all the future consequences of adults’ inaction on Climate change. That is exactly why their right to a clean environment must be protected at all costs.

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