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Every Child Should Have The RIght To Spend Time In Nature | Care2 Causes

Every Child Should Have The RIght To Spend Time In Nature | Care2 Causes

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child , signed by every member of the UN except Somalia and the United States, outlines children’s fundamental rights such as the right to an identity, the right to life and development, and the right to be heard. But what about the right to nature? No government has yet recognized access to nature as a right, yet it can and does deliver benefits to everyone in society. Every Child Has The Right To Grow Up In A High-Quality, Wildlife-Rich Environment Writing in The Guardian , Tony King, head of policy for the Scottish Wildlife Trust , argues: Governments can and should articulate a new right: that every child and young person has the right to grow up and live in a high-quality, wildlife-rich environment with ready access to the physical and mental health benefits, developmental advantages and play opportunities it affords....

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