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The story of Carlos is an old one, but has had a large impact on environmental rights. The tools to fight pollution are institutionalised in many countries and embedded in our human rights. Why is this opportunity to act legally so often overseen and still denied in certain "developed" countries?
More than 100 constitutions across the world have adopted a human right to a healthy environment, often serving as a powerful tool to protect the natural world.
The right to a healthy environment has gained constitutional recognition and protection in more than 100 States; the strongest form of legal protection available. About two thirds of the constitutional rights refer to a healthy environment; alternative formulations include rights to a clean...