Why Nature Has Rights

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David Harvey and the co-authors of the new book, The Rights of Nature, discuss how to transform our relationship with the environment to address climate change and related problems like natural disasters. The rights-based approach to nature they advocate is beginning to discussed at the UN. Available for purchase: the edited volume, The Rights of Nature, and a new edition of Cormac Cullinan’s book, Wild Law.

• Vandana Shiva is an Indian philosopher, environmentalist, and feminist

• Maude Barlow is a water activist and Chair of The Council of Canadians

• Cormac Cullinan is an environmental lawyer based in South Africa

• Pablo Solon is the Ambassador of Bolivia to the UN

• David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at CUNY Graduate Center

Co-Sponsors: The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at CUNY Graduate Center, the Brecht Forum, Global Exchange, The Council of Canadians & the Mission of Bolivia to the UN

Vandana Shiva with Maude Barlow, Cormac Cullinan & Pablo Solon. Moderated by David Harvey
April 21, 2011

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