What if nature had rights, just like people and corporations?

In most countries, nature has the legal status of property. This means that our current laws protect nature only for the benefit of people and corporations, since the environment has no rights itself.

Earth Law is the idea that ecosystems have the right to exist, thrive, and evolve—and that nature should be able to defend its rights in court, just like people can.

EARTH LAW: THE SOLUTION TO SOME OF OUR TOUGHEST ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

Also available in Spanish.


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voices for earth law: one-minute talk series

Earth Law Center works to transform the law to recognize and protect nature’s inherent rights to exist, thrive and evolve.  Hear directly from our impassioned Earth Law advocates in our one-minute talk series.