Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Stockholm, 1972

Proclamation of the Stockholm Declaration:
Both aspects of man's environment, the natural and the man-made, are essential to his well-being and to the enjoyment of basic human rights-even the right to life itself.
Principle 1 of the Stockholm Declaration:
Man has the fundamental right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, in an environment of a quality that permits a life of dignity and well-being...

While reading the declaration for my personal project it came to my mind: "The poor people in the developing world having no access to clean water, health care, food or clean air... They have to live in those horrible slums or wastelands. How much better are we about." Are we?
While commuting to work it came to me clear: NO, we are not that far from the developing world.

You can not argue that when there is no water treatment center in hundred miles around a city you can't have clean water in the tap. That there where is drought, you can't have healthy and nutritious food. Where burning tires serves as firewood you can't expect fresh air.

But explain me why in the Developed part of the world like the European Union, where environment protection is a standard, I am right now choking on exhaust gases...

Something is wrong...