Conference ‘Rights to Nature: Tracing alternative political ecologies to the neoliberal environmental agenda’


ELC's Linda Sheehan will be providing an overview of Rights of Nature at the 'Rights to Nature' Conference at Cambridge University.

The conference is intended to directly relate "academic research with existing environmental and social movements around Europe with the goal to unravel the conditions that could lead to a positive, non-exploitative and non-alienating relationship between humans and non-human nature. In particular, we seek to critically engage with the changes in society-nature relationship and the radical literature produced about it, while building up bridges with wider discussions about more democratic and socially just alternatives to capitalism. We seek to create a space where scholars, activists and members of political parties in the Left can interact and exchange ideas, concerns and views about the changes and challenges that we are facing in the environmental field in post-crisis Europe. Our hope is that this opportunity will help define a clear and radical left political agenda for the environment as well as permit scholars to sharpen radical analyses about the relation between nature, capitalism and politics elsewhere in the world. "

The conference flier here.

The conference agenda here.

All presentations and discussions will be broadcast online using the Skype account “rightstonatureconference” (if you have troubles, please try through email search: conservationandtransformation@gmail.com). In addition to live broadcasting, they will be video recording all presentations and some of them will be eventually uploaded here.