Theme: Rights of Nature

Sunday, December 13th

Mari Margil and Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, leading figures in the global movement to recognize the legal rights of ecosystems and nature, will share exciting recent developments in that effort. They will highlight breakthroughs in tribal nations, communities, and countries around the world. They will explain how advancing the rights of nature in legal codes and constitutions can lead to a radical transformation in humankind’s relationship with the natural world.

December 13th | 11:09 am to 11:24 am

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Keynote


Mari Margil
Executive Director
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Thomas Linzey
Senior Legal Counsel
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights

Interactive/Participatory Workshop (limited to 50 registrants)

Changing the way that the legal system works to protect nature requires creating a new system—one based not on regulating the rate at which we destroy nature, but on which giving nature-protectors the necessary tools to advocate for the rights of ecosystems to exist, flourish, regenerate, and be restored. Two of the most prominent leaders in the field of Rights of Nature, who assisted the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly to recognize the rights of nature in their constitution, will explore how to draft and advance rights of nature laws in your own community, as well as the challenges and obstacles faced in doing so, and the nitty-gritty of how to overcome those challenges and obstacles. With: Mari Margil and Thomas Linzey of the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights.

December 13th | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Panelists


Mari Margil
Executive Director
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
Thomas Linzey
Senior Legal Counsel
Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights