“The environment is threatened worldwide by the very serious and persistent damage caused to it, which endangers the lives of the people who live in it,” Dior Fall Sow, a co-chair of the panel, UN jurist, and a former prosecutor from Senegal told The Guardian. “This definition helps to emphasize that the security of our planet must be guaranteed on an international scale.”

Source: The GuardianNBC and InsideClimate NewsAl Jazeera; Commentary: The Guardian, Alexandre Antonelli and Pella Thiel op-ed

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