Webinar—Giving Nature a Voice: Legal Rights of Waterways
Webinar Date & Time
Monday June 24th, 2013
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT (4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET)
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This is the fifth, and final, webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project's 2012/2013 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. We will return in the fall of 2013. View archived webinars.
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The weaknesses of our environmental laws stem in large part from the fact that the overarching legal system treats the natural world as property that can be exploited and degraded, rather than as an integral ecological partner with its own rights to exist and thrive. While our laws focus on the rights and needs of people to flourish, they pay relatively little attention to the same rights on the part of the natural world. They assume that the environment will be protected if humans take from it a little less, and a little less quickly. But this simply slows, never stops, the downward slide. Drawing on case studies from around the world—including the Whanganui River in New Zealand—the guest speakers will discuss the importance of rights of waterways, progress that has been made, and challenges that lie ahead.
Executive Director, Earth Law Center
Solicitor, Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office, New Zealand
Pre-Webinar Reading Material
This is the final webinar in the 2012/2013 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. We’ll be back in the fall to kick off our 2013/2014 series. Please stay tuned for updates.
Please contact Laura Brandes for further information.