Fifty Years After the UN’s Stockholm Environment Conference, Leaders Struggle to Realize its Vision of ‘a Healthy Planet’

Beyond the official proceedings, bold new proposals to make ecocide an international crime, grant nature legal rights and guarantee the human right to a sustainable environment dominated hundreds of side events. STOCKHOLM—Diplomats from countries around the world gathered here last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human …

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