What does the word ‘environment’ mean to you?

It’s our ecosystem that we must nurture in a way that enables us to ensure that it will nurture future generations.

Why have you decided to focus on the environment?

I am not an environmental specialist. I came to the issue of environment very much from a human rights perspective because I had been working out of New York for an organisation called Realizing Rights. We decided to focus on economic, social and cultural rights – rights to food, safe water, health, education and shelter, and women’s, peace and ...


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