Clean environment could become U.N. human right. Not so fast, say U.S., Britain

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By Emma Farge, Kate Abnett and Valerie Volcovici GENEVA (Reuters) – Britain and the United States are among a few countries withholding support for a proposal brought at the United Nations that would recognise access to a safe and healthy environment as a human right, prompting criticism that they are undermining their own pledges ahead of the Glasgow climate conference. Diplomats say the Geneva-based Human Rights Council is expected to adopt the resolution later this week even if an opposing country calls a vote, as supporters are numerous and include Costa Rica, the Maldives and Switzerland….

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