Recommended Rights of Nature reads
Sharing the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature’s recommended reads on the movement.
First Rights of Nature writings
The Rights of Nature – Towards a new paradigm for the protection of living beings (French)
Notre Affaire À Tous
Rights of Nature, case studies from six continents
Laura Burgers and Jessica den Outer
Book of the Month: 'Les droits de la nature - Vers un nouveau paradigme de protection du vivant'
Climate change, collapse of biodiversity, animal abuse, pollution... More and more voices are being raised to demand recognition of the rights of Nature, to better protect living things - forests, rivers or glaciers - and them. enable them to defend themselves in court.
Why should legal personality be reserved only for humans and companies? Without waiting for the revolution that such recognition presupposes, judges in many countries already do not hesitate to invoke the urgency of changing the paradigm, of enacting a natural contract.
The lawyers of Notre Affaire à Tous draw up here an inventory of the question, at a time when the rights of Nature are asserting themselves more and more within civil society, and remove the doubts that this prospect could inspire with regard to mechanisms offered by environmental law and environmental democracy. Because one thing is obvious: the transition from anthropocentrism to ecocentrism cannot be made outside of the law.