Fri, 31 Mar 2017
Envisioning a world that considers nature’s rights: An introductory discussion in Europe
Press Announcement from IUCN https://www.iucn.org/news/europe/201703/envisioning-world-considers-nature%E2%80%99s-rights-introductory-discussion-europe
Enhancing the value of nature can play an important role in addressing some of the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges. Acknowledging nature’s rights may be a useful tool to help leverage nature and aid in reaching Europe’s biodiversity targets. On 29 March 2017, Nature’s Rights – a non-profit organisation seeking to establish legal personality and rights for ecosystems and species – held an event at the European Parliament in Brussels, to launch their initiative in Europe and explore the possibilities granting nature’s rights could bring to the discussion.