Nature's Trust, Part 4

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    In this fourth and final episode in the "Nature's Trust" series, host Peter Neill highlights two citizens' lawsuits filed against governments for failing to protect the legal right to a healthy atmosphere and a stable climate, using the legal principle of the Public Trust Doctrine to assert that governments are required by law to protect and maintain natural resources for future generations. This episode is part of a series on designing an enduring plan for the future which will protect natural resources such as water, wildlife, and air beyond the challenging circumstances of the 21st century.

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Resources from this Episode:
< The Public Trust Doctrine
< Dutch Citizens Sue Their Government Over Failure to Act on Climate
< Our Children's Trust: Securing the Legal Right to a Healthy Atmosphere and Stable Climate