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Thursday, December 3 • 10:30 - 12:00
Nature’s Rights and Human Rights: Building Legal, Economic and Social Solutions to Planetary Crisis FILLING

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The well-being of humans and nature are inextricably linked. Across the globe, we injure both people and ecosystems by treating the natural world as property to fuel incessant economic growth. These injuries have risen to the level of simultaneous violations, or “co-violations,” of human rights and nature’s rights. Many co-violations are fueled by our legal and economic systems, which legalize and even encourage environmental destruction for profit. This workshop will explore co-violation trends, especially with respect to mining and other extractive industries. It also highlights specific solutions, including recognition of the rights of nature and a robust climate change treaty. The workshop features the release of Earth Law Center’s comprehensive report on rights violations worldwide, “Fighting for Our Shared Future: Protecting Both Human Rights and Nature’s Rights.”

This session will be live streamed at placetob.org/live.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia GREENE

Natalia GREENE

Consultant for Nature Rights, Fundación Pachamama
Natalia Greene is a consultant for Rights of Nature for Fundación Pachamama in Ecuador and is the focal point for Rights of Nature in Ecuador for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. Ms. Greene advocated for the recognition of the Rights of Nature in Ecuador’s Constitution and has worked on the... Read More →
avatar for Liz HOSKEN

Liz HOSKEN

Executive Director, The Gaia Foundation
Liz Hosken was born in South Africa and was active from a young age in both environmental issues and the anti-apartheid movement. In the 1980s she co-founded The Gaia Foundation, and then spent many years in the Amazon, where she was "initiated" into indigenous ways of seeing the... Read More →
avatar for Osprey Orielle LAKE

Osprey Orielle LAKE

Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN). She works internationally with grassroots and Indigenous leaders, policy-makers and scientists to mobilize women for climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a clean energy... Read More →
avatar for Linda SHEEHAN

Linda SHEEHAN

Executive Director, Earth Law Center
Linda Sheehan is Executive Director of Earth Law Center, where she advocates for recognition of nature’s rights in law. She brings 20 years of law and policy experience to ELC, including numerous successes in enforcing and funding environmental laws. For her efforts in “fight[ing] pollution of the Pacific and the streams and rivers that flow into... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30 - 12:00
Lounge 5 rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris