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Earth-Centered Law and Regulation for Safeguarding Nature

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 "Planet at the Crossroads" is taking place September 1-10 in Hawaii.

ELC's Linda Sheehan will be conducting a joint workshop September 4, 2016 from 8:30am-10:30am. The Workshop "Earth-Centered Law and Regulation for Safeguarding Nature" will explore the latest developments on the rights of nature and our responsibilities towards nature, and reparations for ecological damage.

Objectives:
1. A shared understanding of the latest developments in law, policy and jurisprudence on:
a. nature's rights and our responsibilities towards nature, in recognition of our interdependence, and
b. reparations for ecological damage.
2. A list of actions and best practices to move Earth-focused law and policy forward.

Read more about the workshop here.

Read more about the Congress here.

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We need your help!

1)      Can you share our workshop to your contacts and on social media?

Please share the flier for our “Earth-Centered Law and Regulation for Safeguarding Nature” workshop, which will explore the latest developments on the rights of nature, our responsibilities towards nature, and reparations for ecological damage. Our event page can be found here: http://bit.ly/ELCIUCN. You can follow and use these hashtags: #IUCNCongress10223; #RightsofNature; #IUCNRoN.

2)      Will you sign on to our initiative?

We ask for your support in urging the IUCN to implement its 2012 Resolution on nature’s rights. WCC-2012-Res-100, “Incorporation of the Rights of Nature as the organizational focal point in IUCN’s decision making,” calls on the IUCN to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Nature and incorporate nature’s rights into all its initiatives. Help us ensure the IUCN makes implementation of this Resolution a key action item in its 2017-2020 work program. To sign on in support, please send your organization’s name and logo to mbender@earthlaw.org.

3)      Are you an IUCN member and will you be at the Congress?

Please attend our workshop on Sunday, Sept. 4th at 8:30 a.m. Also please support Motions 78 and 89, which recognize the Rights of Nature, and support the implementation of WCC-2012-Res-100.

Now is the time to shift our laws and actions to an Earth-centered worldview and ethic. Join us!