Stockholm Declaration

The Stockholm Declaration is the first document to explicitly recognise the right to a healthy environment, the declaration places great emphasis on protecting both species and their habitat.
To view the document in full click here The 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment focused on the 'human' environment. The conference issued the Declaration on the Human Environment, a statement containing 26 principles and 109 recommendations (now referred to as the Stockholm Declaration) from which a body of international environmental law has now developed. The creation of an environmental agency was also approved, now known as UNEP. In addition, there was the adoption of a Stockholm Action Program. There were no legally binding outcomes resulting from the Stockholm Conference. Principle 21 of the Declaration was a restatement of law already in existence since Roman times, namely that of 'good neighbourliness' (Wikipedia).