The Urgency of Recognizing Rights for Nature during the Planetary Emergency

Friday 3 June
11:00-12:15 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Room 1

Organizers: Earth Law Center, Rights of Mother Earth, GARN Europe, Rights of Nature Sweden

About: A panel to talk about the Rights of Nature as a transformative tool to halt transgressing the Planetary Boundaries and keep on track with the laws of Nature with Rights of Nature experts.

This panel will demonstrate the growth of the Rights of Nature Movement and the extension to which it has been applied in more than 37 countries throughout its recognition at a national and local level, but also to ecosystems such as rivers, lakes and natural biomes.

Moderator(s): Anders Wijkman (Club of Rome)


  • David Choquehuanca Céspedes (Plurinational Government of Bolivia)
  • Walter Schuldt (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility Ecudaor)
  • Peter Doran (Environmental Justice Network Ireland)
  • Patricia Gualinga (Pueblo Originario Kichwa de Sarayaku)
  • Constanza Prieto (Earth Law Center)
  • Bruno Oberle (IUCN)

Contact person: Myra Jackson (

Event outcomes (Key transformative actions):

  • Support Citizens Assembly on Biological Diversity and Rights of Nature as established in Ireland and explore same model in other countries
  • Support Youth Initiative by Forces of Nature to protect Mangroves
  • Sign petition for the Declaration of Rights for Mother Earth

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