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Rights of Nature

The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth

“The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth begins to reveal the path of a movement that is driving the cultural and legal shift that is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature away from being property-based and towards a rights-based model of balance.

The book gathers the unique wisdom of indigenous cultures, scientists, environmental activists, lawyers, and small farmers in order to make a case for how and why humans must work to change our current structures of law to recognize that nature has inherent rights.  It includes essays and interviews from esteemed thought leaders such as Maude Barlow, Vandana Shiva, Desmond Tutu, Cormac Cullinan, Edwardo Galleano, Nnimmo Bassey, Thomas Goldtooth, and Shannon Biggs.

… the book reveals the path of a movement driving the cultural and legal shift that is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature away from being property-based and towards a rights-based model of balance being driven from the grassroots up to the United Nations.”

This collection of essays presenting the Case for Rights of Nature is co-produced by Global Exchange, the Council of Canadians, The Pachamama Alliance, and Fundacion Pachamama.

To order contact kylie@globalexchange.org