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The Right to a Healthy Environment for a more effective and equitable implementation of the GBF

The integration of a Rights-Based Approach (RBA) is critical for a transformative, comprehensive and measurable post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) and the realization of a world where all people can live in harmony with nature,  in line with Member States’ obligations under international law.   The aim is to improve positions rather than just conditions for sustainable change and fairness. Fundamental rights include substantive and procedural rights. Every right has a corresponding duty. David R. Boyd, the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, states that respect of human rights and a rights-based approach are key to “ achieving rapid and ambitious progress in the protection, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity . [1] ”   Human rights and a healthy environment are mutually dependent. Everyone’s ability to enjoy human rights to life, health, food and water depend