WEBINAR Rights of Nature: Law and the More than Human
May 21, 2020 –
‘Rights of Nature: Law and the More-than-Human’ is the third session of a 4-week online series exploring how we respond to the challenges of our time for deep change at every level.
Carlotta Byrne, of the Gaia Foundation, is one of the guest speakers in this online session on regenerative activism.
The session explores what might society and our legal system look like when we recognise rivers as sacred, forests as an aspect of our own breathing, and humans as plain members of the earth community?
Where do such worldviews already exist?
How might a radical shift in our society that redefines what it is to have sentience change our culture and translate into concrete frameworks for protecting and asserting the rights of nature?
Thursday 21st May 2020, 7:00pm–10:00pm UK Time Online
Participants: Gita Parihar, Carlotta Byrne, Shivali Fulchand, Paul Powlesland and Laura Guarch.
Arguably, the view that humans are at the centre of things, above and superior to all that is non-human, is one of the fundamental flaws at the heart of our dysfunctional civilisation.
COVID 19 has exposes the gaping vulnerabilities in the system.
This pandemic, combined with the fierce urgency of the climate crisis, the twilight of neoliberalism, impoverished political leadership, and an increasing sense of distributive injustice, are the cracks out of which something new must emerge.
The times are calling for renewed energy and adaptive capacities.
Although we can see that “the old is dying and the new cannot be born,” the contest for our future is very much alive.