29 Feb '16, 4pm

Greens commit to 'Rights of Nature' law - The Ecologist

Greens commit to 'Rights of Nature' law - The Ecologist

It's very exciting to see our Party leading the way as usual: Rights of Nature, as the people of Ecuador and other radical South American democracies know from first-hand experience, is an idea whose time has come. The Green Party of England & Wales yesterday became the first UK-wide political party to vote Rights of Nature into their policies. The motion was passed overwhelmingly by the conference floor. The full text that was passed was worked on in coordination with Mari Margil from CELDF (Community Environmental League Defence Fund), and Mumta Ito from the Global Alliance for Rights of Nature. Rights of Nature is a growing environmental movement calling for new legal tools to be developed to defend nature's ecosystems. Central to this is the rejection of market valuations of nature and the recognition that nature will only be protected if we respect its innate value in...

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