The Status of Constitutional Protection for the Environment in Other Nations
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: David R. Boyd
Environmental rights policy and regulation, right to a healthy environment
Today, more than three quarters of the world’s national constitutions include explicit references to environmental rights and/or responsibilities. Read what we can learn from other nations around the world.
The Importance of Constitutional Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is silent on the environment. Enshrining environmental rights in the Constitution is a critical priority that we need to act on now.
Constitutional Recognition of the Right to a Healthy Environment: Making a Difference in Canada
Enshrining environmental rights in Canada's constitution could improve air quality, drinking water safety and the health of our communities and children.