Green Cross is delighted with the new step taken by the Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Humankind which, 2 years for days after the citizen mobilization carried out at the Economic and Social Council in Paris, federates an international network of 14 Goodwill Ambassadors, a support committee rich of more than 50 personalities including Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Isabelle Autissier, Jean Jouzel, Ban Ki Moon, Pascal Lamcal, and others.
For Jean-Michel Cousteau, President of Green Cross France and Territories “there is only one water system, vital for humankind and which connects us all. It is now essential that, in the image of this water which is essential for life, we are all united by a founding text which reaffirms the link between humankind and the environment, specifies rights and duties, and allows our children, our grandchildren, to have the same assets when they come to earth as those who have had us”.
Nicolas Imbert, Director of Green Cross France and Territories, explains that “with this declaration, not only States, but also companies, communities, associations or citizens can not only mark their community of destiny with the planet, but also have a reference text that everyone can understand, which helps us to live together and anticipate the future. The more widely it will be recognized, the sooner it will become indispensable in our daily lives, whether they are trade exchanges, the structuring of local life or relations between States. And the current mobilization is very encouraging.
The Declaration of the Rights of Humankind provides for many events over the coming weeks. In addition to its presence at CoP 23, it will be the subject of presentations and signing ceremonies in London, Modena, Marseille, Dakhla…