EDUCATION & RESEARCH
The books, magazines, documents and websites featured on this page are offered as useful educational resources.
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 20 December 2018
Please click here to access and download the full report as a PDF document .
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature
The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature is a network that connects organizations that promote the recognition, guarantee and protection of the rights of nature. It does this as a transversal idea for all organizations, in order to recognise nature as a subject of rights, to change the unsustainable pattern that the planet and humanity are facing. Please click on the link above to view the entire site for Rights of Nature; a fascinating source of materials and information.
Rights of Nature: The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Rights of Nature: The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is working with communities that recognize that environmental protection cannot be attained under a structure of law that treats natural communities and ecosystems as property.
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund are dedicated to
“Building sustainable communities by assisting people to assert their right to local self-government and the rights of nature.”
Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
The Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium is an interactive transformational workshop that inspires participants to play a role in creating a new future: an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet.
Through the symposiums around the world, thousands of participants are transforming their relationship with themselves and with planet earth.
New Rights of Nature book
Announcing the April 20 release of The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth. This brilliant new book is co-produced by Global Exchange, the Council of Canadians, The Pachamama Alliance, and Fundacion Pachamama.
“The Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth begins to reveal the path of a movement that is driving the cultural and legal shift that is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature away from being property-based and towards a rights-based model of balance.
Also being released for the first time in the US is the Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice by Cormac Cullinan. Originally released in 2002, Wild Law has provided inspiration and momentum forwarding Rights of Nature around the world.
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice
We are rapidly destroying our only habitat, Earth. It is becoming clear that many of the treaties, laws and policies concluded in recent years have failed to slow down, let alone halt or reverse, this process. Cormac Cullinan shows that the survival of the community of life on Earth (including humans) requires us to alter fundamentally our understanding of the nature and purpose of law and governance, rather than merely changing laws.
In describing what this new ‘Earth governance’ and ‘Earth jurisprudence’ might look like, he also gives practical guidance on how to begin moving towards it. Wild Law fuses politics, legal theory, quantum physics and ancient wisdom into a fascinating and eminently readable story. It is an inspiring and stimulating book for anyone who cares about Earth and is concerned about the direction in which the human species is moving.
Carbon Trade Watch
Why Indigenous communities are saying NO to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism.
A READER: a collection of articles written by REDD Monitor, Global Justice Ecology Project, Censat Agua Viva, Amazon Watch, Acción Ecológica, COECOCEIBA-AT, OFRANEH, World Rainforest Movement, Carbon Trade Watch, RisingTide, ETC Group and Indigenous Environmental Network.