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Arbres et falaise

Petitions & Letters

We firmly believe in the power of collective action to recognize, implement and protect our environmental rights. This section of our site is dedicated to giving you, our citizens and organizations, the means to take an active part in the various campaigns we are involved in to protect our planet, our environmental rights and our health. 

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EUROPE: Campaign for the Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment at the Council of Europe

CONTEXT & ISSUE

In the face of ongoing environmental challenges, civil society organisations and social movements have come together to call on the Member States of the Council of Europe to protect the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment through an additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.

 

The scale of the harms for people living in Europe, and the importance of coming to a unified approach in interpreting and implementing the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment makes it imperative for the Council of Europe to urgently take decisive steps toward the adoption of a binding legal framework that recognizes and protects the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.

ACT NOW 

Join your voice to the Coalition for the Right to a Healthy Environment in Europe: endorse this letter and to share this call as widely as possible with other organisations that might be interested in joining this cause. The time for Europe to protect this right is NOW!

UNITED STATES: SUPPORT FOR NEW YORK'S GREEN AMENDMENT

CONTEXT

In 2021, over 70% of New York voters chose to amend the state constitution to affirm the right to clean water, clean air, and a healthy environment as fundamental rights. This is a significant step, but New York's leaders must do more to fully implement these rights.

THE ISSUE 

Despite this overwhelming mandate, there have been instances where the state's actions or inactions have failed to respect these newly recognized rights. It is time for New York to lead by example in the Green Amendment Environmental Rights movement.

ACT NOW

Green Amendments for the Generations aims to mobilize citizens and organizations to sign a letter demanding that Governor Kathy Hochul, Attorney General Letitia James, and the upcoming New York DEC Commissioner honor and prioritize our environmental rights enshrined in the constitution.

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