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In these times of COVID-19 and social justice uprising and climate chaos, the time for system change is now. The fast-growing global movement for Rights of Nature provides opportunities for true system change. Join global movement leaders Dr. Vandana Shiva (India), Tom B.K. Goldtooth (Turtle Island, U.S.), Patricia Gualinga (Kichwa People of Sarayaku, Ecuador) and Cormac Cullinan (South Africa) for a deep discussion and Q&A about the Rights of Nature as a paradigm shift for social and ecological justice.
This webinar will be moderated by Shannon Biggs (US) and Natalia Greene (Ecuador). Shannon is co-founder of Movement Rights, which assisted the Ponca Nation of OK to become the first tribe in the US to adopt the Rights of Nature. She is also the co-founder and Executive Committee member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature (GARN). Natalia Greene is also a co-founder and Executive Committee member of GARN, Secretariat of the International Rights of Nature Tribunal, and assisted in the adoption of the Rights of Nature statute in Ecuador’s constitution.
ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE
From pandemics to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the movement for Black Lives, how we treat the Earth is how we treat each other. Recognizing the Earth as a living system of which humans are a part, rather than as human property to be owned and destroyed for the benefit of the wealthiest few is a fundamental shift from the climate capitalism embedded in the DNA of trade deals, environmental policies and treaties around the world; and the systemic racism of a supremacist patriarchal world view that shapes our institutions. Shifting law and culture to recognize legal standing for nature means that human activities and development must not interfere with the ability of ecosystems and healthy vibrant human communities to absorb their impacts.