Why Nature Has Rights

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

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

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Publication/Event Date: 
April, 2011