Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Rights-based law for systemic change

“It is time to stop thinking we must protect nature and recognize that as much as every other life form on
Earth, we are nature.”

“Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Rights-based law for systemic change” is a recently released PDF resource by Movement Rights, the Indigenous Environmental Network, WECAN, and the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature.

“We cannot separate ourselves from the water we drink, the food we eat or the air we breathe any more
than we can care for just a single leaf on a tree. And yet, human law almost everywhere defines “nature”
as property to be owned, commodified and destroyed at will for human profit. Most of the destruction of
the Earth is sanctioned by law—from blowing the tops of mountains for coal; to fracturing the earth for oil
and natural gas; to clear cutting the Amazon and displacing Indigenous communities. In so doing we are
defying Natural Law that governs the planet’s life systems. Climate disruption is the direct result of human
activities pushing beyond the limits of Natural Law.”

To view full PDF:  http://www.movementrights.org/resources/RONME-RightsBasedLaw-final.pdf

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