Water Justice News: Rights of Nature


November 11, 2014 – 3:33pm The Council of Canadians and the Blue Planet Project support the assertion that nature has rights. In short that means we believe that natural ecosystems including trees, oceans, animals and mountains have the right to exist,…


In October 2013, on Ohlone Indigenous land, Global Exchange and partners held a 3-­day summit at the Stillheart Institute in Woodside, California. Nestled in the California Redwood forest a counsel of 32 global social movement leaders including Indigenous leaders, deep ecologists, grassroots justice advocates, economists, climate experts, localization activists, globalization thinkers, writers and researchers were […]

Sep 092012

TreeHugger reports, “In a landmark case for the Rights of Nature, officials in New Zealand recently granted the Whanganui, the nation’s third-longest river, with legal personhood… The decision follows a long court battle for the river’s personhood initiated by the Whanganui River iwi, an indigenous community with strong cultural ties to the waterway.”
National Geographic adds, […]

It’s Time for New Solutions

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Jun 222012

By Maryam Adrangi and Carleen Pickard. This article is excerpted from the report “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Real Change” published by Global Exchange (June, 2012).
In the search for appealing, catchy, urgent and simple slogans, we climate justice activists have come to accept the phrase ‘climate change is the defining issue of our […]


By Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan.  This article was written for the report, “Rights of Nature: Planting Seeds of Real Change,” published by Global Exchange.
Gandhi said it best when he said, “the Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not enough to satisfy every man’s greed.”
This is truer of the world’s freshwater supply […]

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