John Knox's openDemocracy article on greening human rights

On July 14, 2015, Special Rapporteur John Knox published a short essay for about the interdependence of human rights and environmental protection.  The essay explains that individuals can only fully enjoy their human rights, including their rights to health and life, if they live in a healthy natural environment, and that the exercise of human rights, such as rights to information and participation, facilitates environmental protection.