Category «Democracy and Rights of Nature»

A New Pact with the Planet

Vandana Shiva suggests a manifesto for sustainability Human survival demands that we make a new pact with the Earth and between diverse peoples, based on a new vision of planetary citizenship. A pact based on reciprocity, caring and respect, on taking and giving back, on sharing the resources of the world equitably among all living …

The TTIP: A Threat to Democracy

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit big corporations at the expense of democracy and citizens’ rights.    The EU soon intends to sign two far-reaching trade agreements: one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The official line …

The EU Rights of Nature Initiative

by Mumta Ito (excerpts reprinted by kind permission of the author, edited by James O’Donovan)   Why we need the Rights of Nature Enshrined in European Law “Our planet Earth in its present mode of fluorescence is being devastated. This devastation is being fostered and protected by legal, political and economic establishments that exalt the …