Articles of interest from past and current affairs.
The good news is that that Rights of Mother Earth is gaining momentum. Many nations have started to recognize and adopt Rights of Nature in one form or another. On this page we bring you some relevant articles both current and from the archives from around the globe:
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International crime of ecocide...
President Macron “shares ambition” to establish international crime of ecocide.
French head of state’s response to citizens assembly opens way to legal protection of the Earth.
International Day for Biodiversity
May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity and the theme chosen by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) this year is “Our solutions are in nature”.
Nature has recently been recognized as a subject rather than an object of rights in some Latin American countries.
This is the case in Bolivia, on a legal level, and in Ecuador, on a constitutional level.
Amazon chief says they're facing "genocide" - video
The Brazilian government has rejected $20 million in aid from G-7 leaders to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest. CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez spoke with Tashka Yawanawa, chief of the indigenous Yawanawa people, about the threats they are facing in the region.
UN Climate Summit - increasing carbon reduction commitments
Dozens of small nations ramped up their commitments to cut carbon emissions at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. But the world's largest greenhouse gas polluters offered only silence...
(By Marianne Lavelle / insideclimatenews.org)