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Young men burn electrical wires to recover copper at Agbogbloshie, an electronic dumpling ground in Accra, Ghana, in September, 2019. (Credit: Muntaka Chasant/wikimedia commons)

The cost of progress. Six months after the UN recognised a healthy environment as a human right, a UN report shows that this is far from being the reality for some of the world’s most vulnerable. Millions of people live, work and go to school within some of the most contaminated places on Earth and they are paying a hefty price for it. In his report, UN expert on the environment David Boyd describes so-called “sacrifice zones”, areas where the air, water and soil are so polluted from toxic chemicals that cancer, liver damage, lead poisoning, respiratory diseases and many other health issues have become the norm for nearby communities. As Boyd prepares to address the Human Rights Council on Thursday, he sits down with Geneva Solutions.

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