Q. With reference to Right to Clean the Environment, consider the following statements:
1. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has voted for recognising a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right.
2. The Right is legally binding on countries.
3. The idea of the Right to a clean environment is rooted in the “1972 Stockholm Declaration”.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) has voted for recognising a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a universal right.   

Statement 2 is incorrect: The Right is not legally binding, but it has the potential to shape global standards. 

Statement 3 is correct: The idea of the Right to a clean environment is rooted in the “1972 Stockholm Declaration”. 

Read more: Clean, healthy and sustainable environment a universal right: UN Human Rights Council