Africa: COVID-19 – ‘Not an Excuse’ to Roll Back Environmental Protection and Enforcement, UN Rights Expert Says

[OHCHR] Geneva -"In light of the global environmental crisis that predates COVID-19, these actions are irrational, irresponsible, and jeopardize the rights of vulnerable people," he said. The expert's statement comes after a number of governments announced that they are lowering environmental standards, suspending environmental monitoring requirements, reducing environmental enforcement, and restricting public participation.Read the Original Article